Introducing CDInsights for Cloud Data Insights

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Cloud Data Insights is a community of experts for practitioners and data leaders looking to navigate the changing landscape of working with data in the cloud. 

Today, RTInsights is launching its new endeavor, Cloud Data Insights, a community of experts sharing information that will help practitioners and data leaders navigate the changing landscape of working with data in the cloud. 

Over the last several years, more and more business computing and the associated data resources have migrated to the cloud. Even more data resources and services didn’t actually migrate from anywhere but originated in the cloud. The cloud’s scalability and flexibility has given rise to new kinds of data and ways to analyze them that were simply not possible before when our horizons were defined by physical data centers. 

We saw the shift in the context of real-time event processing. RTInsights is focused on shedding light on various aspects of real-time event processing (and will continue to be), and many of those solutions increasingly involve the cloud in some way. The cloud, cloud computing, and cloud data have become ubiquitous–we simply cannot conceive of a technology project that does not at least consider the cloud as an option for part or all of it. 

Even edge computing which is defined by physical footprints today has some portion of workflows touching the cloud–be it for managing devices, collecting data, analyzing the data, or using it in real-time to drive actions at the device level or at the business-process level.

That path to the cloud, however, is not a clear or easy one. Technology and business leaders still have many questions and are in need of more guidance to make the move efficiently and effectively. And then, even more importantly, what do you do after the migration? How do you continue to grow and innovate, anticipating changing technology landscapes and business opportunities? 

Some of the most debated topics revolve around managing a dynamic data environment in the cloud,and include  topics such as data governance and all aspects of data security.

To start providing clarity on these topics and more, we’ll be covering what we heard from the community are essential areas for successfully leveraging the cloud:

  • Migration
  • Integration
  • Data platforms
  • Cloud data architectures
  • AI/ML
  • Security
  • Governance

Under these umbrella topics we will be providing information and best practices for both practitioners and data leaders in various corporate functions on MLOps, responsible AI, open data, multi-regional data governance, new data management and analytics platforms and tools, data pipelines, and hybrid architectures for organizations that seek to manage cloud and on-premises data in a cohesive framework whenever possible.

We anticipate these topics will shift over time because the only constant is change and as an industry we’re actually just at the beginning of moving our businesses to the cloud. Join us at and see where the cloud takes us!

-Les Yeamans, Founder and Executive Editor of RTInsights and CDInsights

Les Yeamans

About Les Yeamans

Les Yeamans is founder and Executive Editor of RTInsights and CDInsights. He is a business entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience developing and managing successful companies in the enterprise software, financial services, strategic consulting and Internet publishing markets. Before founding RTInsights, Les founded and led, an Internet portal company specializing in the application of critical enterprise technologies including BPM, event-driven architectures, and event processing. When was acquired by TechTarget, Les became Associate Publisher, managing a group of websites. Previously, Les had founded a new enterprise software business called ezBridge which provided fault-tolerant, guaranteed delivery transaction messaging on 10 different hardware platforms. This product was licensed to IBM as the initial code base for IBM MQSeries (renamed WebSphere MQ and later renamed IBM MQ) which was co-developed and co-marketed with IBM. Les was also co-founder of the Message Oriented Middleware Association (MOMA). Les has worked extensively as an analyst and consultant for end users and vendors in this growing market. Prior to ezBridge, Les raised venture capital for development and marketing of PowerBase, the industry-leading database software package for the IBM PC. He started his career consulting at Accenture, providing end-user IT solutions. Les has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is based in New Rochelle, NY.

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