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Walmart Stock Tanks - Give Me A Break

by Robert Hetu  |  October 15, 2015

The wisdom (or lack thereof) of the financial markets eludes me. The largest retailer in the world, generating almost $500B in revenue, reports flat sales and says its heavily investing...

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Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant (2015)

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 7, 2015

We just published the 2015 Application Delivery Controller Magic Quadrant. Over the past 12-18 months, there has been substantial change and disruption in this market. After years of mostly incremental...

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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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Hadoop Projects Supported By Only One Distribution

by Merv Adrian  |  August 9, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has succeeded admirably in becoming a place where new software ideas are developed: today there are over 350 projects underway. The challenges for the Hadoop user are twofold: trying to...

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Beating the Profits out of Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  July 13, 2015

Frequently I hear discussions around retail that the pricing battles are not a race to the bottom.  When an unprofitable company continues to lead a sector unabated, the erosion of...

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

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated August 11, 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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A Cool Load-Balancer

by Andrew Lerner  |  May 5, 2015

My colleagues just published the 2015 iteration of Cool Vendors in Web-Scale Platforms, which profiles five vendors: NGINX Inc., Nirmata, Particular Software, Phusion, and Varnish Software. In particular, there is...

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Amazon Retail - Costs Rising Sharply

by Robert Hetu  |  April 24, 2015

This weeks press release by Amazon focused largely on the first breakout of revenue from is web services (AWS) but as a retail analyst I am more interested in the...

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Target and Amazon: Scarcity, Innovation and Execution

by Robert Hetu  |  April 20, 2015

Reading all the very interesting articles and comments about the Amazon Dash button and the Target Lilly Pulitzer collection certainly sparked my interest. The debate around the longevity of the...

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