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Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31, 2014

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized...

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Hadoop 2013 - Part Four: Players

by Merv Adrian  |  March 8, 2013

The first three posts in this series talked about performance,  projects and platforms as key themes in what is beginning to feel like a  watershed year for Hadoop. All three are reflected in...

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Hadoop 2013 - Part Three: Platforms

by Merv Adrian  |  February 23, 2013

In the first two posts in this series, I talked about performance and projects as key themes in Hadoop's watershed year. As it moves squarely into the mainstream, organizations making...

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Amazon Redshift Disrupts DW Economics - But Nothing Comes Without Costs

by Merv Adrian  |  December 8, 2012

At its first re:Invent conference in Late November, Amazon announced Redshift, a new managed service for data warehousing. Amazon also offered details and customer examples that made AWS'  steady inroads...

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Digital Marketers Must Review The Reviewers

by Allen Weiner  |  September 1, 2012

I am reminded of a conversation with a Yellow Pages provider who bravely began to allow reviews of products and services that were offered by its client base. I also...

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F-Commerce Has Earned Its Failing Grade

by Allen Weiner  |  August 27, 2012

Of all the pre-fixed commerce trends, none has hit the ground with a thud more than Facebook’s “F-Commerce.” Don’t take my word for it: According to the survey by youth...

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Barnes & Noble and Microsoft: A Marriage Made in Study Hall

by Allen Weiner  |  April 30, 2012

The story is rather simple: Microsoft is investing in the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary referred to as "Newco," which will bring  together...

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Amazon’s Aims for Immediate E-reader Supremacy

by Allen Weiner  |  September 28, 2011

While most observers obsess about the impact of Amazon’s new tablet and its impact on Apple’s iPad and other media tablets, the real story is much less about tablets and...

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Will New Release Windows for Paperbacks Help Publishers?

by Allen Weiner  |  July 27, 2011

The New York Times had an interesting feature on a subtle change in the book publishing industry with one shortsighted goal in mind: increase print profits in a hurry. Breaking...

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No Let Up In the E-Reading Device Parade

by Allen Weiner  |  May 5, 2011

Just when you thought it was safe to go into your big box retailers and buy an “e-reader” after parsing the maze of options, two new choices loom: a new...

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