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Now, What Is Hadoop?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated July 3, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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Perspectives on Hadoop Part Two: Pausing Plans

by Merv Adrian  |  June 4, 2015

By Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker In the first post in this series , I looked at the size of revenue streams for RDBMS software and maintenance/support and noted that they...

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Perspectives on Hadoop: Procurement, Plans, and Positioning

by Merv Adrian  |  June 1, 2015

I have the privilege of working for the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, covering information management with a strong focus for the past few years on an emerging...

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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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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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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 Investments Continue: Teradata, HP Jockey For Position

by Merv Adrian  |  July 24, 2014

Interest from the leading players continues to drive investment in the Hadoop marketplace. This week Teradata made two acquisitions - Revelytix and Hadapt - that enrich its already sophisticated big...

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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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IBM’s Big Data and Analytics Analyst Summit, NY, Day 1

by Andrew White  |  June 11, 2014

Well that was a fun-filled day!  I made copious notes and here are a few highlights, on various topics, in no particular order of value or priority.  Note the day...

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