Amazon Web Services: How Big Is AWS?

Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing

BIME: Software as a Service Business Intelligence

As the number of data sources continues to grow, business intelligence (BI) system are on the rise (again). Business intelligence systems allow you to develop reporting and dashboards on data across the sources you connect to. BIME is a Software as a Service (SaaS) Business Intelligence system that allows you to connect to both the online and the on-premises world in the same place. Create connections to all your data sources, create and execute queries

What is your Blog’s RFM?

At work I’ll be doing a webinar this week. The topic has been on my mind long before working for Compendium Blogware, though. In the early days of my database marketing career, I helped develop and design software that would assist marketers to index their customer base. The equation never changes, for quite some time it’s been all about recency, frequency and monetary value. Depending on a customer’s buying history, you could influence their behavior