Sunday, January 22, 2017

Amazon's Disruptive Innovation

Now not only in dedicated appliance Echo, Amazon's Alexa AI voice assistant
is being embedded in many devices of other manufacturers.
It is another example of Amazon's "disruptive innovation"
where a common technology is being applied in not yet common ways to create new markets.

Alexa, What's The Future Of AI? | On Point
LG ElectronicsÂ’ vice president David VanderWaal and Amazon Echo vice president Mike George present the LG Smart InstaView Door-in-Door Refrigerator to CES 2017 attendees at the LG Electronics press conference. (Jack Dempsey/AP)
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What would Alexa do? - O'Reilly Media

How to sell a server appliane without calling it by this name?
Amazon has a tallent for unusual feature and naming.
AWS Snowball Edge – Petabyte-Scale Data Transport with On-Board Storage and Compute


Azure SQL Database In-Memory Performance

Improving Azure SQL Database Performance using In-Memory Technologies  @ InfoQ
9 times improvement of CPU, 3 times on IO with using in-memory option!

Azure SQL Database In-Memory technologies | Microsoft Docs

Release IoT Smart Grid sample v1.0 · Microsoft/sql-server-samples @ GitHub
Good example how to efficiently add data to database (batch, native compiled stored procedures)

SQL 2016 – It Just Runs Faster Announcement – CSS SQL Server Engineers
"DBCC scales 7x better
Various spatial patterns execute 100s of times faster with specific paths up to 2000x faster"