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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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Dropbox Acquires CloudOn: GameOn, but Which Game?

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 21, 2015

Word emerged today that Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a mobile productivity vendor based in Israel. CloudOn produced a Microsoft Word compatible editor for mobile devices and browsers. There are two ways...

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Microsoft's Product Positions - Positive Progress

by Merv Adrian  |  December 29, 2014

In September, I posted Microsoft's Portfolio - a Formidable Mix, with a perspective on several dozen Magic Quadrants that feature Microsoft offerings. As Gartner's Vendor Lead, I'm a mandatory peer reviewer for those and...

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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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Satya Nadella at Symposium - What to Look For

by Merv Adrian  |  October 2, 2014

It's rare that one gets the chance to talk to a new megavendor CEO in his first year on the job - especially in front of 10,000 senior IT professionals. But...

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Further Q&A from AWS vs Azure Webinar

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  September 25, 2014

Last week I conducted a Gartner webinar comparing Amazon Web Services against Microsoft Azure.  You can watch the replay here. There were an incredible number of questions that came in...

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Microsoft's Portfolio - A Formidable Mix

by Merv Adrian  |  September 20, 2014

For the past few months, I've been Gartner's Vendor Lead for Microsoft. For some 30 vendors, we assign a single analyst to act as a focal point for coordinating across...

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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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