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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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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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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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Hortonworks IPO - Why Now?

by Merv Adrian  |  November 17, 2014

Last week, many observers were surprised when Hortonworks' S-1 for an initial public offering (IPO) was filed. And there are good reasons to be surprised. Why now? CEO Rob Bearden told...

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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 A Recursive Acronym

by Merv Adrian  |  October 13, 2014

Hopefully, that title got your attention. A recursive acronym - the term first appeared in the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid and is likely more familiar to tech folks...

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Guest Post: Are You Pouring Pollution into the Data Lake?

by Merv Adrian  |  October 10, 2014

From my esteemed colleague Mark Beyer "Unstructured data" is a misnomer—everyone finally agrees on that much, at least. It is a term that is often applied to information assets that are not...

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