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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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Which SQL on Hadoop? Poll Still Says "Whatever" But DBMS Providers Gain

by Merv Adrian  |  February 22, 2015

Since Nick Heudecker and I began our quarterly Hadoop webinars, we have asked our audiences what they expected to do about SQL several times, first in January 2014. With 164 respondents...

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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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The Charging Elephant — MapR

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 26, 2013

To allow our readers compare Hadoop distribution vendors side-by-side, I forwarded the same set of questions to the participants of the recent Hadoop panel at the Gartner Catalyst conference.  The...

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Now Open

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 11, 2013

The main obstacle to big data adoption is not technology but understanding how to seize opportunities from big data.  There is a lot to a movie other than the movie...

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Open Source "Purity," Hadoop, and Market Realities

by Merv Adrian  |  March 9, 2013

I don't often do a pure opinion piece but I feel compelled to weigh in on a queston I've been asked several times since EMC released its Pivotal HD recently....

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Data Revolution, Part 2: Is it Industrial or Proletarian?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 1, 2013

I have a multiple choice question: What kind of data revolution are we in? Industrial Proletarian Social All of the above The industrial revolution of 18-19th century transitioned the world...

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