I’ve been solving the make vs. buy problem in the engineering workstation, Unix, HPC, and storage markets in both an engineering and product management role, both a consumer and a vendor of technology. Currently I work with the MapR partner community to navigate the big data world of Spark, JSON, messaging, SQL and NoSQL.
Blog Posts by Bill Zaharchuk
September 16, 2015 | By Bill Zaharchuk
The Make vs Buy Decision: What You Need to Consider When Establishing a Big Data Platform
Tips for balancing leverage, risk, and program management How times have changed—10-15 years ago, when you needed to store data for your application, it was likely structured data; the data fields were known ahead of time and didn’t change much. This...Read more
September 09, 2015 | By Bill Zaharchuk
How to Approach the Make vs. Buy Decision for Software Infrastructure Components
Tips for balancing leverage, risk, and costs when you have a successful product in market The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) had a great 2x2 matrix where the Y axis was doing the “right thing” vs. the “wrong thing” and the X axis was “doing it poorly”...Read more
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