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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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Oracle Hardware - No, The News is Not Good. (Yet.)

by Merv Adrian  |  December 31, 2014

As an information management software analyst, I don't spend a great deal of time looking at hardware, but when I look for a more holistic view, I occasionally check in...

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Prediction Is Hard - Especially About the Future

by Merv Adrian  |  December 30, 2014

OK, I admit it - I stole the title from a much smarter man. I thought that man was Yogi Berra, but maybe not - more about that at the...

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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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Data Security for Hadoop - Add-on Choices Proliferating

by Merv Adrian  |  February 23, 2014

In my post about the BYOH market last October, I noted that increasing numbers of existing players are connecting their offerings to Apache Hadoop, even as upstarts enter their markets with...

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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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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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Hadoop 2013 - Part Three: Platforms

by Merv Adrian  |  February 23, 2013

In the first two posts in this series, I talked about performance and projects as key themes in Hadoop's watershed year. As it moves squarely into the mainstream, organizations making...

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When MDM isn’t MDM? In Finance of course, well sometimes…

by Andrew White  |  March 1, 2010

I took a tricky little inquiry today from a large industrial organization – one that is representative of many similar questions from many different users.  Operational MDM denotes the emphasis...

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