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Chaos Sumo: ‘Smart’ Object Storage for AWS S3

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

Since Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 is an object store, it has limited native ability to support data discovery and analysis. In addition, when an organization has large numbers of objects in S3, it’s easy to lose track of them – a situation that can lead to redundancy, inconsistency, and the embarrassing exposure of confidential information.

Chaos Sumo resolves these issues with an intelligent discovery, management, and analytics service that resides directly in S3. This service provides an API-based abstraction layer on top of S3 objects, enabling a range of data-related operations, including queries across multiple object types, cataloging and searching of objects, and the identification of the public vs. private status of each object.

Chaos Sumo reduces the ‘scaffolding’ necessary to build data lakes, data warehouses, and data pipelines on top of S3, because the vendor’s Smart Object Storage essentially provides a virtual data lake across S3-based data.

Similar to data virtualization, Chaos Sumo customers need not move their data – the difference being that there are S3 objects under the covers rather than traditional data stores.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at pr@intellyx.com.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).