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Microsoft in MQs - March On

by Merv Adrian  |  March 29, 2015

In December 2014, I posted Microsoft's Product Positions - Positive Progress, updating my quarterly map of the several dozen Gartner Magic Quadrants that feature Microsoft offerings. Welcome to the New Year. The progress...

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Which SQL on Hadoop? Poll Still Says "Whatever" But DBMS Providers Gain

by Merv Adrian  |  February 22, 2015

Since Nick Heudecker and I began our quarterly Hadoop webinars, we have asked our audiences what they expected to do about SQL several times, first in January 2014. With 164 respondents...

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Who Asked for an Open Data Platform?

by Merv Adrian  |  February 18, 2015

This is a joint blog post between Nick Heudecker and Merv Adrian. It’s Strata week here in San Jose, and with that comes a flood of new announcements on products,...

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vCloud Air + Google Cloud Platform - An ideal marriage (for now)

by Kyle Hilgendorf  |  January 29, 2015

Today VMware and Google announced that they have entered into an agreement to integrate select Google Cloud Platform services into the vCloud Air Platform.  The specific Google services that vCloud...

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Microsoft's Product Positions - Positive Progress

by Merv Adrian  |  December 29, 2014

In September, I posted Microsoft's Portfolio - a Formidable Mix, with a perspective on several dozen Magic Quadrants that feature Microsoft offerings. As Gartner's Vendor Lead, I'm a mandatory peer reviewer for those and...

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Hortonworks IPO - Why Now?

by Merv Adrian  |  November 17, 2014

Last week, many observers were surprised when Hortonworks' S-1 for an initial public offering (IPO) was filed. And there are good reasons to be surprised. Why now? CEO Rob Bearden told...

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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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Real-World SDN

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 27, 2014

We just published "real-world" SDN research, which describes mainstream enterprise running SDN in their environments. This is not the hyper-scale web guys like Google, Facebook, Amazon or even service-providers. This...

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Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 21, 2014

We just published the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)  (Gartner subscribers only). The Magic Quadrant includes analysis of ten vendors in the ADC market. In going thru the...

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