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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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Me-too is Not a Winning Retail Strategy

by Robert Hetu  |  November 4, 2014

Think of all the great retailers that pioneered new approaches to the market; Amazon, Circuit City, Kmart, Macy’s, Sears Roebuck, and Tesco, to name just a few. Regardless of their...

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Trick or Treat for Retailers this Holiday Season?

by Robert Hetu  |  October 31, 2014

I have been writing extensively on the issues around multichannel pricing for a few years now. As we head into this holiday season there is a clear expectation that price...

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A Profit Hiatus; Let’s Create Real Competition in Retail

by Robert Hetu  |  October 27, 2014

I’ve an idea for the financial markets; adopt a profit hiatus for the public retail business sector for an undetermined future time period.  Does this sound silly? Maybe, but that is exactly the environment that...

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