Wednesday, September 16, 2015

IoT Cloud by SalesForce (!)

Internet of Things (IoT) Platform & Software -

Salesforce wants to dominate Internet of Things, Benioff says in keynote
“With the Internet of Things, I’m more connected than ever,” Benioff told the crowd at the city’s Moscone Center, channeling a bit of Steve Jobs’ mojo as he acted as combination emcee and company cheerleader. “It’s truly a customer revolution.”

With services such as Salesforce IQ for Small Business and a new Internet of Things Cloud, whose launch partner is Microsoft, Benioff made clear his intent to drive new customers to Salesforce by promising real-time data analytics in a world where consumers expect personalized experiences from their favorite companies."

Microsoft and Salesforce cozy up at Dreamforce conference

Microsoft and Cisco Early Users of’s IoT Cloud - The CIO Report - WSJ

Microsoft, Salesforce extend ongoing partnership | ZDNet

Microsoft to invest $75 million in computer science education - Fortune
"Microsoft is investing $75 million over a three-year period to help make computer science more mainstream in schools. Microsoft plans to give $75 million to nonprofits that can spread computer science education throughout the world, CEO Satya Nadella said on Wednesday during Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco....."

IoT Fluid Service with Salesforce Platform, Heroku, Salesforce1 & Arduino - YouTube

​How Salesforce went open source for its Thunder Internet of things cloud | ZDNet
"Thunder, the scalable processing engine behind Salesforce's Internet of things (IoT) Cloud, took about a year to complete and is powered by four open source platforms used for big data analytics.

Adam Bosworth, executive vice president at Salesforce, gave us an overview of how Thunder processes the data coming in from multiple devices and end points and then surfaces it in the Salesforce user interface.

To build Thunder, Bosworth's plan was to use proven open source technologies used for big data and allow Salesforce to be the user interface for the platform. By eliminating that user interface build--or last mile delivery issue--Salesforce could roll out Thunder faster. The four primary technologies behind Thunder include:
  • Spark, a general engine for large-scale data processing that's designed to be faster than Hadoop and MapReduce.
  • Storm, an open source distributed real-time computation system to process streams of data. Storm was initially contributed by Twitter.
  • Kafka, an Apache project and a messaging broker that can handle megabytes of reads and writes per second. Kafka came out of LinkedIn.
  • Cassandra, a highly scalable open source database that's deployed in enterprises such as Apple, Instagram and Netflix to name a few. Cassandra is known to outperform NoSQL.
  • Heroku, Salesforce's platform-as-a-service."

book: Exponential Organizations (& S-curves) (!)

podcast interview: Salim Ismail on Exponential Organizations @ singularityweblog

"Salim has spent the last six years building Singularity University as its founding Executive Director and current Global Ambassador. SU is based at NASA Ames and is training a new generation of leaders to manage exponentially growing technologies."

book: Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it): Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone, Yuri van Geest, Peter H. Diamandis: 9781626814233: Books
Exponential Organizations

book's web site: Exponential Organizations

"An Exponential Organization (ExO) is one whose impact (or output) is disproportionally large — at least 10x larger — compared to its peers because of the use of new organizational techniques that leverage exponential technologies.
Our organizational structures have evolved mainly to manage scarcity of people, money and assets / resources. The concept of ownership works well for scarcity Accessing or sharing works better in an abundant, information-based world."

Massive Transformative Purpose, or MTP—the higher, aspirational purpose of the organization. Every ExO we know has one. Some aim to transform the planet, others just an industry. But radical transformation is the name of the game.

Exponential Organizations: Why new organizations are ten times better, faster, and cheaper than yours (and what to do about it): O'Reilly - Safari Books Online

Top (100) Exponential Organizations :: Powered by Rokk3r Labs

Exponential Organizations Quotes by Salim Ismail

Market Cap to a Billion

It's not exponential, it's sigmoidal - O'Reilly Radar by Tim O'Reilly
exponential vs. linear and cubic curvessigmoidal curve

"... all that talk about the exponential growth of various web sites.
Don’t people realize that those curves are actually sigmoidal?”...

These curves look exponential but eventually they do flatten out. In fact, one of the most important sigmoidal functions is the logistic function,"

"A logistic function or logistic curve is a common "S" shape (sigmoid curve), with equation:"