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Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Donald Feinberg  |  February 27, 2017

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

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Getting More with Doing Less - The Productivity Puzzle

by Andrew White  |  February 25, 2017

Productivity (the lack thereof being the bane of many advanced economies) can basically be summarized as getting more with less.  More specifically improved productivity comes about when the ratio of...

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Thoughts from RSAC

by Jonathan Care  |  February 25, 2017

I may as well 'fess up straight away. It was my first time at RSAC despite having attended many other events before. And I wasn't quite prepared for an event...

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Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Merv Adrian  |  February 24, 2017

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

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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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