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Now, What Is Hadoop? And What's Supported?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated July 20, 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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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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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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BYOH - Hadoop's a Platform. Get Used To It.

by Merv Adrian  |  October 9, 2013

When is a technology offering a platform? Arguably, when people build products assuming it will be there. Or extend their existing products to support it, or add versions designed to...

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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 Summit Recap Part Two - SELECT FROM hdfs WHERE bigdatavendor USING SQL

by Merv Adrian  |  July 15, 2013

Probably the most widespread, and commercially imminent, theme at the Summit was “SQL on Hadoop.” Since last year, many offerings have been touted, debated, and some have even shipped. In...

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