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Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Merv Adrian  |  February 24, 2017

This post was authored by Rick Greenwald and Merv Adrian Last week, Google launched its internal Cloud Spanner DBMS into a public beta. Claiming to be both strongly consistent (like a...

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New Research: Data Consistency Flaws Can Destroy the Value of Your Data

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Rick Greenwald and Merv Adian just published Data Consistency Flaws Can Destroy the Value of Your Data. Data consistency is critical when selecting a DBMS for some use cases, and the...

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Adaptive Sourcing

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle. Claudio Da Rold just published Use Adaptive Sourcing to Drive Double-Digit Cost Optimization of IT and Business Processes. Sourcing...

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New Research: Building Blockchain Into Your Data and Analytics Program

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Nick Heudecker and Saul Judah just published Building Blockchain Into Your Data and Analytics Program. Blockchain's distributed trust model promises to remake existing business processes. Data and analytics leaders must recast...

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MWC 2017: Apps, Cheese, VPAs, Conversational Commerce, AI and Robots. Are you Ready?

by Jessica Ekholm  |  February 24, 2017

MWC 2017 is upon us in a couple of days and it is now time to polish those shoes, do a last long run to get the cardio system ready...

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Research Corner: New research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle: Magic Quadrant, Market Guide and Invest Insight

by Andrew White  |  February 24, 2017

Research Corner: Highlights new research that covers, relates to, or mentions Oracle.   Adam Woodyer just published Gartner Invest Analyst Insight: Oracle Gaining Steam. While Oracle cloud growth has been tremendous...

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(Not So) Sweet Sixteen: Marketers Consolidate Social Media Tools

by Jay Wilson  |  February 24, 2017

Several years ago, when I was still working at an agency, we helped a large global client select a new set of social media marketing tools.  The client had been...

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Google and the Jigsaw Puzzle of Online Discourse

by Darin Stewart  |  February 24, 2017

Comment Sections: the toxic waste dumps of the internet. Just like in the comics, even the most mild mannered citizen can turn into a noxious super-villain when doused with the...

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Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Reading the Magic Quadrant

by Cindi Howson  |  February 23, 2017

The 2017 BI and Analytics Magic Quadrant just published, a note that many wait with bated breath to read, to announce, to brag, while others dread its release. No matter...

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Courts Restricting You Access to Your Own Data

by Doug Laney  |  February 23, 2017

In a recent UK case, the England and Wales High Court court ruled that the use of a vendor's API to access and extract the customer's own data constituted a use...

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