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Now, What Is Hadoop?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 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 the terms in the...

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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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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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Data Security for Hadoop - Add-on Choices Proliferating

by Merv Adrian  |  February 23, 2014

In my post about the BYOH market last October, I noted that increasing numbers of existing players are connecting their offerings to Apache Hadoop, even as upstarts enter their markets with...

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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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Open Source "Purity," Hadoop, and Market Realities

by Merv Adrian  |  March 9, 2013

I don't often do a pure opinion piece but I feel compelled to weigh in on a queston I've been asked several times since EMC released its Pivotal HD recently....

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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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Will the VMWare Code Release become a "Many Eyes Principle" Case Study?

by Ramon Krikken  |  April 27, 2012

It must be Friday, because it's definitely FUD-filled! Hide your valuables, because the VMWare ESX code leak is sure to cause IT systems to go dark around the world (and...

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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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