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Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31, 2014

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized...

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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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Stack Up Hadoop to Find Its Place in Your Architecture

by Merv Adrian  |  January 30, 2013

2013 promises to be a banner year for Apache Hadoop, platform providers, related technologies - and analysts who try to sort it out. I've been wrestling with ways to make...

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Apache Hadoop 1.0 Doesn't Clear Up Trunks and Branches Questions. Do Distributions?

by Merv Adrian  |  January 23, 2012

In early January 2012, the world of big data was treated to an interesting series of product releases, press announcements, and blog posts about Hadoop versions.  To begin with, we...

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Hadoop Distributions And Kids' Soccer

by Merv Adrian  |  July 19, 2011

The big players are moving in for a piece of the Big Data action. IBM, EMC, and NetApp have stepped up their messaging, in part to prevent startup upstarts like...

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