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Bob Eve

No Longer with Cisco

Recently Bob has been leading Cisco’s efforts in the Data Virtualization market and expanding Data Virtualization’s Customer Advisory Community programs.

Bob was the EVP of Marketing at Composite Software for seven years, prior to its acquisition by Cisco in 2013. There, Bob established data virtualization as a category and Composite as the market leader by co-authoring the first book on data virtualization, Data Virtualization: Going Beyond Traditional Data Integration to Achieve Business Agility

Bob’s has driven multiple market transitions including creation of the Data Virtualization and IT Governance categories and was a key contributor to the rise of ERP. In Bob’s long career in enterprise software, he has held executive level engineering, marketing and business development roles at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Mercury Interactive and Informatica.

Bob holds a MS degree in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Articles

April 7, 2015

DATA CENTER

Gartner’s Latest Point of View on BI, Analytics and Big Data

Over the past six weeks I participated in three Gartner BI and Analytic Summits in Sydney, London, and most recently Las Vegas. I love going to these events, as they are a great opportunity to: Stay abreast of the latest trends through the lenses of the Gartner analysts who cover BI, analytics, data management and […]

March 3, 2015

DATA CENTER

Three Big Data Integration Plays to Drive More Value from Big Data

Big data and analytics are changing the competitive playing field. Winners will find ways to turn unprecedented growth and complexity of big data, cloud, IoT devices and more into competitive advantage. The Value of Big Data Integration Big data itself can provide significant insight, impact and advantage. These outcomes can be multiplied when big data […]

February 6, 2015

DATA CENTER

Cisco Big Data on Display at Strata+Hadoop World

Big data has become big business as businesses mine vast stores of data for insights that can help identify trends, predict behavior, and empower decision makers. And the Internet of Everything (IoE) is creating new analytic use cases and possibilities that were inconceivable just a few years ago. Cisco’s rich portfolio of big data and […]

January 21, 2015

DATA CENTER

Is it Time for a Data Mart Diet?

We’ve all heard the expression, “you can never have too much of a good thing.” But we all know that’s not quite true. For example, a little dessert is good. But too much can be a problem for your waistline. It seems data marts also fit this pattern. A few data marts can be very […]

January 8, 2015

DATA CENTER

Where is Cisco Data Virtualization Going in 2015?

Welcome to 2015! If you are like me, the New Year is a great opportunity to assess where I am at and where I am going.  So let’s do that for Cisco Data Virtualization. 2014 – A Year of Exciting New Products Before looking ahead at 2015, let’s first take a look at 2014 highlights. […]

December 18, 2014

DATA CENTER

Cisco Connects Data and Analytics

Billions of devices are changing how organizations compete and disrupting traditional data management and analytics. This Internet of Everything world presents an exciting new opportunity to discover and take advantage of market, customer, and operational insights. And by making sense of captured data quickly, organizations can take action at that point, in that moment, in […]

December 3, 2014

DATA CENTER

Transparently Offloading Data Warehouse Data to Hadoop using Data Virtualization

More data allows for better and more expansive analysis. And better analysis is a critical success factor for businesses today. But most data warehouses use the once-in-never-out principle when storing data. So whenever new business activities occur, new data is added without removing old data to make room. New data sources, such as data from […]

November 11, 2014

DATA CENTER

New Research Identifies How to Accelerate Data Virtualization Adoption

The challenges of data management are getting exponentially harder. These ever-increasing data quantities, diversity and distribution are revolutionizing data management, opening the door for new solutions such as data virtualization. Data virtualization fulfills a range of business demands for data, supports high iteration and fast response times, all while saving significant IT costs. Radiant Advisors […]

October 22, 2014

DATA CENTER

Bridging Business and IT: The Value and Virtue of a Business Directory

According to Dr. Barry Devlin, amongst the foremost authorities on business insight and one of the founders of data warehousing, “Data without context is meaningless. It is also valueless. Without a well-understood business context, any derived information and subsequent decisions are open to multiple interpretations or, worse, misinterpretation. It is the context—and, by extension, a […]