October 16, 2013
My last post was a piece on the Killer App for HANA as a present for her 2nd birthday. At Vendavo, we feel like our application is THE killer app, but HANA is popular and gets a lot of presents, so there are some others that are worthy of note. I thought in this post I would share some of the other cool presents she has received. You can decide which is the best….
Interactive Power Grid of Manhattan in 3D at SAPPHIRE, where you put on 3D glasses and select different time periods to see energy consumption at different times of the day and dates of the year as well as the weather at those times. If you look closely you can see that is 1B records being queried in .12 seconds, pretty astounding. This dynamic drill down and visualization is applied to profitable selling in Vendavo.
Predictive Healthcare & Personalized Care
Can you sequence a human genome during a doctor’s office visit? This obviously has a huge benefit for all of humanity in the ability to diagnose issues and cure disease even if the ROI is not as measurable in dollars as a profit improvement project, so I can see the case that this is the killer app: Real Time Cost Effective Genome Analysis
Speaking of benefit to the human race, Thomas Jefferson once said that “Beer, if drank with moderation, softens the temper, cheers the spirit and promotes health.” While perhaps not as beneficial as genome sequencing in real time, this a bit more germane to pricing: Weissbeerger Beer in Israel has installed beer line sensors on their taps in restaurants and bars to understand beer consumption in real time. Imagine if they were running Vendavo on HANA, they could be adjusting pricing in real time in conjunction with the trends they are seeing. Consumption down on Thursday evening happy hour, 5 Sheqels off, effective now!
So, you decide: beer, genome, smart meter, or profitable selling. Taking votes now!