Gartner Blog Network

Tag: 'mapreduce' Blog Posts

from the Gartner Blog Network

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

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated July 20, 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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

What Do Marketers Need to Know About Hadoop?

by Martin Kihn  |  November 26, 2014

First, what is Hadoop? Not so fast, amigos. You don't just jump into something like Hadoop with half a parachute. You will need to pave a few dirt roads first on...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

Hadoop Is A Recursive Acronym

by Merv Adrian  |  October 13, 2014

Hopefully, that title got your attention. A recursive acronym - the term first appeared in the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid and is likely more familiar to tech folks...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

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...

Read more »

Hadoop Summit Recap Part One - A Ripping YARN

by Merv Adrian  |  July 10, 2013

I had the privilege of keynoting this year's Hadoop Summit, so I may be a bit prejudiced when I say the event confirmed my assertion that we have arrived at...

Read more »