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Microsoft's Magic Quadrant Positioning Was Unchanged in Q1

by Merv Adrian  |  April 29, 2016

As of April 29, Microsoft is featured in 40 current Gartner Magic Quadrants. 8 have been updated this year; they are shown in bold in the figure. In quarterly updates throughout...

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DBMS 2015 Numbers Paint a Picture of Slow but Steady Change

by Merv Adrian  |  April 12, 2016

Gartner recently published “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2015” (for clients) and the story the DBMS data tells continues themes we have been observing for some time in the...

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The 24 hour (Microsoft) Algorithm that went Rogue

by Andrew White  |  March 25, 2016

Reports in the press today that just 24 hours after release, Microsoft closed down Tay, it's new artificially intelligent software chatbot.  In its first day, Tay was seen tweeting anti-Semitic...

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Alert New Research: Microsoft Diversifies With Linux Support for SQL Server

by Andrew White  |  March 11, 2016

My colleagues Donald Feinberg, Adam Ronthal and Merv Adrian just published: Microsoft Diversifies with Linux Support for SQL Server. Microsoft's flagship database management system, SQL Server, will gain the ability...

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Microsoft in 40 Gartner Magic Quadrants, January 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  January 31, 2016

As of January 29, Microsoft is featured in 40 Gartner Magic Quadrants published or updated within the past 12 months. In quarterly updates throughout the year, this series of posts will...

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Tell Us How You Rate Your OPDBMS - We All Get Better Research As a Result

by Merv Adrian  |  December 10, 2015

Gartner has launched a new way for client and non-clients to provide input on products to enrich the research we deliver - Gartner Peer Insights. (The link will take you...

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The Cloud - When Breaking Up Is Easy to Do

by Andrew White  |  November 12, 2015

A story, reported in both US print editions of the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times, suggests that Microsoft is going to assuage the recent European ruling that scrapped...

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Strata Standards Stories: Different Stores For Different Chores

by Merv Adrian  |  October 4, 2015

Has HDFS joined MapReduce in the emerging “legacy Hadoop project” category, continuing the swap-out of components that formerly answered the question "what is Hadoop?" Stores for data were certainly a focus...

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Location, Location, Location: Not Relevant When it comes to Information Privacy?

by Andrew White  |  September 10, 2015

A court case is rattling along and it attracted a write up in today's US print edition of the Wall Street Journal - see Microsoft, US, Argue over data privacy....

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Microsoft in MQs - June is Bustin' Out

by Merv Adrian  |  June 18, 2015

Following December 2014's Microsoft's Product Positions - Positive Progress, and March's Microsoft in MQs - March On,  this post updates my quarterly map of the several dozen Gartner Magic Quadrants that feature...

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