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Strata Standards Stories: Different Stores For Different Chores

by Merv Adrian  |  October 4, 2015

Has HDFS joined MapReduce in the emerging “legacy Hadoop project” category, continuing the swap-out of components that formerly answered the question "what is Hadoop?" Stores for data were certainly a focus...

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Hadoop Projects Supported By Only One Distribution

by Merv Adrian  |  August 9, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has succeeded admirably in becoming a place where new software ideas are developed: today there are over 350 projects underway. The challenges for the Hadoop user are twofold: trying to...

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Now, What Is Hadoop? And What's Supported?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated August 11, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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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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