Corporate DNA @ Progress Software – Redux

Its déjà vu all over again. It was just under a year ago that I wrote about a massive restructuring at Progress Software, and here am I about to do the same again. But in the words of the song, this time I know it’s for real. Progress appears to have finally thrown in the towel […]

Heroku Versus AppEngine and Amazon EC2 – Where Does it fit in?

I’ve just had a really pleasant experience looking at Heroku – the ‘cloud application platform’ from but it’s left me wondering where it fits in. A mate of mine who works for suggested I look at Heroku after I told him that I’d had some good and bad experiences with Google’s AppEngine and […]

…We didn’t have an ice cream…

I’m doing the first phase research for the REPAMA study into cloud computing and I’m spending my time wading through lots of communication from many small, start-up companies. And in doing so I was reminded of the ‘parable’ about the child and the ice cream…you know the story. It goes something like this. A mother […]

On Informatica, Evangelism, Audience Strata and BIG-DATA

I attended an event the other week in London organised by Informatica entitled The Enterprise Data Management Forum. I thoroughly enjoyed the event – except that it overran and I had to miss the Q&A panel to run and get a flight. That aside, it’s really gratifying to watch a large-ish vendor execute on marketing […]

The marketing strategies of open source versus closed source ESBs

I’m continuing my series of blog entries where I am sharing some early results from REPAMATron – my automated competitive marketing intelligence gathering tool. In this entry I’m looking at the difference in marketing strategy between open source and closed source enterprise service buses (EBSs). REPAMATron automates my REPAMA competitive marketing intelligence methodology and is […]

First output from REPAMATron – WSO2 versus FuseSource versus Talend versus the ESB market

If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know that I analyse the marketing tactics and strategies of high-tech vendors – mainly in the infrastructure software space. It’s… …an emotional day for me as I share the first output from my automated competitive marketing intelligence gathering system – REPAMATron. Well perhaps it’s not that emotional, but […]

A Technology Reading Ease Index – Goodall-Arcanicity (First Draft)

I thought Arcanicity was an album by The Police, but it turns out that it’s a measure of the complexity of the words that high-tech vendors use in their marketing. As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve produced an Acanicity Index. This is a readability index that looks to estimate the amount of domain-specific or […]

Taking an automated look at marketing the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

As you’ll have read elsewhere in these pages I’ve decided to test REPAMATron – my automated marketing analysis software, by pointing it at the way ESB vendors take their products to market. As I’ve mentioned before, REPAMATron is a project that looks to automate the REPAMA methodology for analysing and visualising vendors’ go-to-market strategies from […]