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Which SQL on Hadoop? Poll Still Says "Whatever" But DBMS Providers Gain

by Merv Adrian  |  February 22, 2015

Since Nick Heudecker and I began our quarterly Hadoop webinars, we have asked our audiences what they expected to do about SQL several times, first in January 2014. With 164 respondents...

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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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Hadoop Adoption? Moving, But Not Necessarily Forward

by Merv Adrian  |  February 18, 2015

Gartner's quarterly Hadoop webinar in February 2015 showed that adoption of Hadoop is not rising quite as dramatically as some might believe. It's flat compared to Q42014. Of nearly 1200 attendees,...

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Gartner 2015 Life Sciences Agenda Has Published

by Michael Shanler  |  February 15, 2015

Last year, having spent an exceptional amount of quality time with clients, at conferences, and doing research, caused me to reflect on my teenage conversations with my grandparents.  Older, wiser...

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Wearable Devices? Ha! What’s Your Appetite for Ingestibles?

by Michael Shanler  |  January 15, 2015

We’ve seen an explosion in wearable devices.  As for impacts of IoT and wearables in life science?  We are in the early days.  Today, some clinical trial designers are  leveraging...

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Oracle Hardware - No, The News is Not Good. (Yet.)

by Merv Adrian  |  December 31, 2014

As an information management software analyst, I don't spend a great deal of time looking at hardware, but when I look for a more holistic view, I occasionally check in...

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Prediction Is Hard - Especially About the Future

by Merv Adrian  |  December 30, 2014

OK, I admit it - I stole the title from a much smarter man. I thought that man was Yogi Berra, but maybe not - more about that at the...

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DBMS Legacies are Very Sticky

by Merv Adrian  |  December 18, 2014

Donald Feinberg (@Brazingo) & Merv Adrian (@merv) Every so often, there’s a wave of interest in the “imminent retirement” of one or more legacy database management systems (DBMS). Usually, it’s...

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Hadoop Deployments: Slow to Grow So Far

by Merv Adrian  |  December 5, 2014

How have Hadoop deployments grown this year? Slowly. Here's a little anecdata for you: During 2014, my colleague Nick Heudecker and I conducted quarterly webinars on the State of Hadoop,...

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