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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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Gartner Shares Findings from North Pole Inc. Big Data Assessment

by Doug Laney  |  December 16, 2014

Going into the 2014 holiday season, North Pole Inc. (ticker: XMAS), the leading global distributor of presents to good girls and boys, called upon Gartner to assess and advise on its...

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Guest Post: Are You Pouring Pollution into the Data Lake?

by Merv Adrian  |  October 10, 2014

From my esteemed colleague Mark Beyer "Unstructured data" is a misnomer—everyone finally agrees on that much, at least. It is a term that is often applied to information assets that are not...

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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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Aspirational Marketing and Enterprise Data Hubs

by Merv Adrian  |  January 17, 2014

In the Hadoop community there is a great deal of talk of late about its positioning as an Enterprise Data Hub. My description of this is "aspirational marketing;" it addresses...

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AAA is Not Enough Security in the Big Data Era

by Merv Adrian  |  January 13, 2014

Talk to security folks, especially network ones, and AAA will likely come up. It stands for authentication, authorization and accounting (sometimes audit). There are even protocols such as Radius (Remote...

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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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That Exciting New Stuff? Yeah... Wait Till It Ships.

by Merv Adrian  |  July 13, 2013

A brief rant here: I am asked with great frequency how this RDBMS will hold off that big data play, how data warehouses will survive in a world where Hadoop...

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2013 Data Resolution: Avoid Architectural Cul-de-Sacs

by Merv Adrian  |  December 27, 2012

I had an inquiry today from a client using packaged software for a business system that is built on a proprietary, non-relational datastore (in this case an object-oriented DBMS.) They have...

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Amazon Redshift Disrupts DW Economics - But Nothing Comes Without Costs

by Merv Adrian  |  December 8, 2012

At its first re:Invent conference in Late November, Amazon announced Redshift, a new managed service for data warehousing. Amazon also offered details and customer examples that made AWS'  steady inroads...

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