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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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Gartner's Brazil Summit Keynote Focuses on Digital Risk

by John Wheeler  |  August 10, 2015

Today, I had the privilege and honor to help kick-off Gartner's 2015 Security and Risk Management Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Joined by my Gartner colleagues Andrew Walls (2014 Gartner Analyst...

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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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How Vendors Can Maximize Gartner Magic Quadrant Briefing Effectiveness

by Merv Adrian  |  July 28, 2015

By Adam Ronthal and Merv Adrian The Gartner Magic Quadrant is, perhaps, the most well known piece of research we publish each year.  Vendors appearing on the Magic Quadrant often...

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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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Microsoft in MQs - June is Bustin' Out

by Merv Adrian  |  June 18, 2015

Following December 2014's Microsoft's Product Positions - Positive Progress, and March's Microsoft in MQs - March On,  this post updates my quarterly map of the several dozen Gartner Magic Quadrants that feature...

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Perspectives on Hadoop Part Two: Pausing Plans

by Merv Adrian  |  June 4, 2015

By Merv Adrian and Nick Heudecker In the first post in this series , I looked at the size of revenue streams for RDBMS software and maintenance/support and noted that they...

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Perspectives on Hadoop: Procurement, Plans, and Positioning

by Merv Adrian  |  June 1, 2015

I have the privilege of working for the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, covering information management with a strong focus for the past few years on an emerging...

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To Finish First in Digital Business, Security Must Be Second

by John Wheeler  |  May 19, 2015

This weekend, the famous Indianapolis 500 will be run for the 99th time with a slate of more than 30 race cars competing to win the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing"....

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Five Tips for Companies Considering Cyber Insurance

by John Wheeler  |  March 2, 2015

As cyber attacks and data breaches are surfacing on a daily basis, our clients are looking for ways to mitigate the risk associated with these events. One of the most...

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