Andrew Brust

Andrew J. Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology. He has been a developer magazine columnist and conference speaker since the mid-90s, and a technology book writer and blogger since 2005. Andrew is also Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving Microsoft customers and partners.

Latest Posts

Big Data's enterprise-readiness

Big Data's enterprise-readiness

Last week, ZDNet Editor-in-Chief Larry Dignan and I debated the enterprise-readiness of Big Data. I believe such readiness is still a ways off, for a variety of reasons. I reiterate my debate points in essay form here.

published October 10, 2012 by

Comments

Big Data: a matter of opinion

Big Data: a matter of opinion

At a panel discussion in Manhattan, we learn that BI, Hadoop, NoSQL and Data Analytics companies look at the same issues and technologies, sometimes through very different lenses.

published September 26, 2012 by

Comments

US Open tech, behind the scenes

US Open tech, behind the scenes

I got a tour of IBM's Operations Center at the US Open this week, and I took a few pictures. Check out the infrastructure underlying delivery of all scores, stats and analytics at America's Grand Slam tennis event.

published September 8, 2012 by

Comments

Quest for Big Data

Quest for Big Data

Enterprise software company Quest enters the Big Data space, and does it the Enterprise way. Future parent Dell must be proud.

published August 29, 2012 by

Comments

Big Data’s big week

Big Data’s big week

During a single week in usually hum-drum July, a slew of companies had a Big Data beach party bash. Big Data, BI, Database and Cloud companies went crazy with partnership announcements and a new version of an in-memory database was born.

published July 27, 2012 by

Comments

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.

Top Stories