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IBM Ends Hadoop Distribution, Hortonworks Expands Hybrid Open Source

by Merv Adrian  |  June 21, 2017

IBM has followed Intel and EMC/Pivotal in abandoning efforts to make a business of Hadoop distributions, and followed Microsoft in making Hortonworks its supplying partner. At the former Hadoop Summit,...

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Hey Ya! Cool Vendors in R&D is out…

by Michael Shanler  |  May 22, 2017

“…Now what's cooler than bein' cool? (Ice cold!)…” - André "André 3000" Benjamin from OutKast André 3000" is the 9th most influential rapper of all time  according to Rateyourmusic.com.  He’s in...

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Hadoop FAQs - April Webinar Q&A

by Merv Adrian  |  April 16, 2017

Nick Heudecker and I received numerous questions during our April Hadoop webinar with several hundred attendees, and we have summarized and answered them below. How can Hadoop-Spark interface with conventional RDBMS such as Oracle/UDB/Teradata...

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Hadoop Tracker - March 2017

by Merv Adrian  |  March 16, 2017

Stack expansion has ground to a halt. The last time an Apache project was added to the list of those most supported by leading Hadoop distribution vendors was July 2016, when...

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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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Microsoft Enters 2017 With 45 Offerings in Magic Quadrants

by Merv Adrian  |  January 23, 2017

In Q1 2017, as always, we reset this chart - no bold or italic for new entries. As of January 20, no new MQs had yet been published in 2017...

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Symposium Notes – Day Four Returns to Data Security, and to Hadoop

by Merv Adrian  |  October 26, 2016

Thursday, the final day, reinforced a theme for the week: data security is heating up, and organizations are not ready. It came up in half of today’s final 10 meetings....

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Symposium Notes - Day Three Features Data Assembly

by Merv Adrian  |  October 24, 2016

With 24 meetings under my belt from the first two days at Orlando Symposium, Wednesday’s 13 (and a presentation) didn’t look quite as daunting. It began well, with enough time...

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Symposium Notes - Day Two Jumps in the (Data) Lake

by Merv Adrian  |  October 19, 2016

My second day of Symposium 1:1 meetings continued the "security of big data" theme (4 of the day's 15 conversations - usually, but not always, about HDFS-based data), with a...

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Symposium Notes - Day One Features Hadoop

by Merv Adrian  |  October 18, 2016

Gartner Symposium is always exciting, challenging and stimulating for analysts; we get to interact with many organizations in a brief time during 1on1 meetings scheduled based on our coverage. It offers...

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