First, a preview of some of the discussions we'll have at GigaOm's structure conference, Amsterdam, on Oct 17th.
- Few enterprises are ready for the app economy's explosition of data. In this I argue that there are three kinds of new data sources that enterprises have to now deal with -- data around the use of an enterpise's APIs, data around the apps that are built to those APIs, and data accessed by someone else's APIs. And that, such new data requires new capabilities, and new business processes within the enterprises.
Second, I argue that in this new world, ETL is dead on arrival.
- From ETL to API -- A Changing Landscape for Enterprise Data Integration. In this, I argue that the shape and form of the data changes so rapidly that enterprises are much better off thinking new system designs. And no surprises here :), I argue that the future of ETL is API based data exposure, where different apps that need different data, can mix and match through data that is exposed by the APIs.
I have never been so excited about the role of data in this new app economy, and never been so excited about the fact that new capabilities will lead the way.