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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 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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What Is Hadoop....Now?

by Merv Adrian  |  June 28, 2014

In February 2012, Gartner published How to Choose The Right Apache Hadoop Distribution (available to clients). At the time, the leading distributors were Cloudera, EMC (now Pivotal), Hortonworks (pre-GA), IBM, and MapR. These players all...

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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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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 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 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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Stack Up Hadoop to Find Its Place in Your Architecture

by Merv Adrian  |  January 30, 2013

2013 promises to be a banner year for Apache Hadoop, platform providers, related technologies - and analysts who try to sort it out. I've been wrestling with ways to make...

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Apache Hadoop 1.0 Doesn't Clear Up Trunks and Branches Questions. Do Distributions?

by Merv Adrian  |  January 23, 2012

In early January 2012, the world of big data was treated to an interesting series of product releases, press announcements, and blog posts about Hadoop versions.  To begin with, we...

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