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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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Who Asked for an Open Data Platform?

by Merv Adrian  |  February 18, 2015

This is a joint blog post between Nick Heudecker and Merv Adrian. It’s Strata week here in San Jose, and with that comes a flood of new announcements on products,...

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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 is in the Mind of the Beholder

by Merv Adrian  |  March 24, 2014

This post was jointly authored by Merv Adrian (@merv) and Nick Heudecker (@nheudecker) and appears on both blogs. In the early days of Hadoop (versions up through 1.x), the project...

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BYOH - Hadoop's a Platform. Get Used To It.

by Merv Adrian  |  October 9, 2013

When is a technology offering a platform? Arguably, when people build products assuming it will be there. Or extend their existing products to support it, or add versions designed to...

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What, Exactly, Is "Proprietary Hadoop"? Proposed: "distribution-specific."

by Merv Adrian  |  September 6, 2013

Many things have changed in the software industry in an era when the use of open source software has pervaded the mainstream IT shop. One of them is the significance...

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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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Hadoop 2013 - Part Two: Projects

by Merv Adrian  |  February 21, 2013

In Part One of this series, I pointed out that how significant attention is being lavished on performance in 2013. In this installment, the topic is projects, which are proliferating precipitously. One...

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Hadoop 2013 - Part One: Performance

by Merv Adrian  |  February 16, 2013

It's no surprise that we've been treated to many year-end lists and predictions for Hadoop (and everything else IT) in 2013. I've never been that much of a fan of...

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