Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. ~ William Jennings Bryan
At the center of big data and the Internet of Things is the “cloud”, which is really myriad private and public clouds that float throughout the galaxy of data centers that serve the Internet and serve up all sorts of cost-effective applications and technology solutions. Oracle Corporation has recently announced its support for a rapidly emerging trend of open source cloud management tools.
To Oracle’s credit, they understand that not all innovation is created equal. By choosing to engage in the open source cloud management initiative, Oracle can “nudge” innovation in a direction Oracle desires. As the book Nudge (Thaler, Richard H., and Sunstein, Cass R. Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, And Happiness. New York: Penguin, 2008. Print ) suggests, small, calculated actions can cause hugely beneficial reactions. Now, that’s Real. Powerful. Thinking.