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Month: January 2022 (Page 3 of 3)

Datadog announces strategic partnership with AWS

Datadog, Inc., a monitoring and security platform for cloud applications, announced a global strategic partnership with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). As part of this collaboration, AWS and Datadog will work together to develop and deliver tighter product alignment in the future. As an AWS Partner, Datadog has earned several AWS Competencies that demonstrate Datadog’s high level of specialization, AWS technical expertise and proven customer success. Datadog’s existing AWS Competencies include:

  • Microsoft Workloads ISV Competency
  • DevOps ISV Competency
  • Government ISV Competency
  • Containers ISV Competency
  • Migration and Modernization ISV Competency

By delivering deep visibility into AWS-hosted, on-premises and hybrid environments during every phase of a cloud migration, Datadog helps organizations achieve their digital transformation goals with confidence. After enabling a one-click integration, Datadog pulls metrics and tags from more than 70 AWS services to give customers a comprehensive view of their entire infrastructure, including key technologies such as AWS Lambda and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). Customers can also benefit from Datadog’s full-stack security across all layers of their cloud environment. This means customers can easily analyze their apps, workloads and infrastructure with just a few clicks and enrich security signals with Datadog-managed threat intelligence feeds.

Gilbane Advisor 1-5-22 — Web3, SCWP, CDPs, Meta, Office

This week we have content from Tim O’Reilly, Jay Graber. News comes from Limelight, Optimizely, Syncro Soft, and iTranslate.

Opinion / Analysis

Whoa, is there a lot discussion around “Web 3.0”, “Web3”, whatever. It’s all fun, interesting, and necessary, but a little early for convincing predictions. There is no official definition of either term just as there was no official definition or product plan for Web 2.0. As then, there are a lot of ideas, aspirations, and new technologies being developed and in use — and even more questions. There is plenty to read and lots to recommend. Below are two you should include in your reading list.

Why it’s too early to get excited about Web3

Tim O’Reilly, who started a conference that popularized “Web 2.0” in 2004, provides broader, historical, and current context, as well as an even-handed look at the roles of decentralization and crypto. He makes a compelling case for his title.

Web3 is self-certifying

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about what Web3 is and isn’t. Here’s my definition: Web3 is user-generated authority, enabled by self-certifying web protocols. These are a superset of technologies that include blockchains, but are not limited to them. Is this what other people think “Web3” is? Maybe not, but hear me out.

Jay Graber has a must read take. Note Graber is leading Twitter’s Bluesky project.

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Content technology news

Optimizely launches integrated B2B Commerce & Content Cloud solution

The integration uses the B2B Commerce Cloud as a headless commerce API to make B2B data and capabilities available within the Content Cloud.

iTranslate launches API integration at Snap’s Lens Fest

The Remote Service Module of Lens Studio allows users to obtain data from iTranslate’s translation API and use them in their Lenses.

Syncro Soft announces Oxygen Feedback version 2.0 for cloud and enterprise editions

Introduces the organization concept in Oxygen Feedback workflow, increased data security, streamlined workflows, and customization.

Limelight releases GraphQL caching and serverless hosting for headless websites

Layer0 addresses caching GraphQL APIs at the network edge, and supports hosting the GraphQL server in a serverless environment.

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Nosto acquires SearchNode, adds ecommerce Search to CX

Nosto, an AI-powered commerce experience platform, announced it had acquired SearchNode, a global cloud-based ecommerce search technology company. This transaction marks the second acquisition for Nosto, after completing the acquisition of Stackla Visual UGC in May 2021. The strategic acquisition of SearchNode’s search technology will allow Nosto clients to implement site-wide personalization, merchandising, segmentation, and testing strategies natively to optimize the entire shopping journey.

With the addition of Visual UGC and Search integrated into the core of the Nosto Commerce Experience Platform, Nosto offers retailers a complete range of commerce experience optimization capabilities within a single, unified platform. The terms and conditions of the acquisition, subject to regulatory and other approvals and conditions, were not disclosed. ▪︎

Gilbane Advisor 1-3-22 — Most read articles and issues in 2021

Happy New Year Reader!:

Our first regular weekly issue will be out this Wednesday.

Below are three lists that report on what you, as a group, chose to read in 2021:

  • The first is a list of the most popular analysis / opinion articles with direct links to the source.
  • The second is a list of the most read newsletter issues published in 2021.
  • The third list includes the top 10 newsletter issues read in 2021 that were published before 2021.
  • We did not include news items in the popularity contest though a few articles included news.

Top 10 articles of 2021

Actually 15 with ties. The most popular analysis / opinion articles with direct links to the source to save you a click.

1. The cost of cloud, a trillion dollar paradox,

2. Blockchain explained in 50 lines of code,

3. Taxonomy makes the world go round,

3. A beautiful power tool to scrape, clean, and combine data,

4. Microsoft’s new Fluid office documents are coming to life in Teams, OneNote, and more,

5. It’s Apple’s internet now,

6. Metaverses,

7. The role of ontologies within unified data models,

7. How news publishers are turning casual, infrequent readers into paying subscribers,

7. Here’s why we may need to rethink artificial neural networks,

8. Announcing OpenMetadata,

9. The beginner’s guide to the modern data stack,

10. Aggregation Theory applied to martech stacks,

10. An era of digital humans,

10. The metaverse was lame even before Facebook,

Most read issues of 2021

The top 20 newsletter issues published in 2021. We switched email service providers and combined analysis / opinion articles and content technology news in June. This happily resulted in more interaction and explains why 19 of top 20 most read issues are from the second half of the year. All issues are published on, and since June also published on our Revue newsletter site. For consistency we have used the gilbane site links here, and in the next list, so you don’t have to flip between sites while exploring.

  1. Gilbane Advisor 3-29-21 — low-code, data catalogs, platforms, search, AI
  2. Gilbane Advisor 6-16-21 — Ontology, KGs, NLU, no open rates
  3. Gilbane Advisor 7-21-21 — DAM scaling, quantum computing
  4. Gilbane Advisor 6-9-21 — stacks & aggregation, JavaScript for data
  5. Gilbane Advisor 11-3-21 — past metaverses, future web design
  6. Gilbane Advisor 6-23-21 — Fluid, Apple vs open web, data stacks
  7. Gilbane Advisor 6-30-21 — whose sandbox?, cloud paradox, CMOs CDOs
  8. Gilbane Advisor 6-2-21 — cookiepocalypse, query understanding
  9. Gilbane Advisor 7-14-21 — big data to big metadata
  10. Gilbane Advisor 9-22-21 — No-code, data stacks, OpenMetadata
  11. Gilbane Advisor 12-15-21 — Friending ML, CDP vs. CDW
  12. Gilbane Advisor 9-15-21 — bio neurons, neural nets, GraphQL over SPARQL
  13. Gilbane Advisor 7-7-21 — cloud vs edge, data science to knowledge science
  14. Gilbane Advisor 8-18-21 — Graph thinking, machine learning ops
  15. Gilbane Advisor 11-10-21 — Content, commerce and martech, Metabrand
  16. Gilbane Advisor 9-1-21 — Privacy-what to do? ML explained
  17. Gilbane Advisor 11-23-21 — Turkeys 🦃, smooshing, and e.coli
  18. Gilbane Advisor 8-4-21 — metaverses, DYI scrape and clean data
  19. Gilbane Advisor 10-27-21 — Taxonomies rule, localization for all
  20. Gilbane Advisor 8-25-21 — Bluesky, big data, graphs and hypergraphs

Most read issues in 2021 from previous years

  1. Gilbane Advisor 2-28-17 — digital twin, IoT, wearables, product-market fit, CX
  2. Gilbane Advisor 5-9-18 — Ad cost, engagement, consent, speech
  3. Gilbane Advisor 5-5-20 — no proof, medium hard, build it, pod-mail?
  4. Gilbane Advisor 6-3-20 — AMP life, what VR, platforms, skills
  5. Gilbane Advisor 8-23-17 — Health data computing, PWAs, blockchain & syndication, don’t “get started”
  6. Gilbane Advisor 10-7-20 — GPT-3, Qubits, AGI, Wayback
  7. Gilbane Advisor 9-26-18 — voice assistant use, blockchain martech, JS as CO2, disruption
  8. Gilbane Advisor 3-6-18 — What’s open, why decentralization, blockchain for publishing, breakthroughs
  9. Gilbane Advisor 6-4-19 — Martech metrics, B2C AR, B2B AR, machine talking
  10. Gilbane Advisor 11-11-20 — web fix, ad bubble, dev exp, cloud myths

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