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Big Data Is Entering the Age of Aquarius

by Svetlana Sicular  |  October 23, 2014

Suddenly, I realized: fluids are in, animals are out. The big data ecosystem has given up on its elephants, impalas and pigs in favor of aquatics.  Perhaps, the shift started...

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Where Art Thou Hadoop?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  October 14, 2014

The Hadoop ecosystem is like a kaleidoscope, where particles keep colliding, tumbling and forming mesmerizing patterns created by the reflections. My research note What Matters When Comparing Hadoop Distributions is...

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5+ Big Data Companies to Watch

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 17, 2014

People often ask me if there is a magic quadrant for big data. There isn’t. What we have is a Hype Cycle for Big Data with abundance of big data...

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The Charging Elephant — Pivotal

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 30, 2013

To allow our readers compare Hadoop distribution vendors side-by-side, I forwarded the same set of questions to the participants of the recent Hadoop panel at the Gartner Catalyst conference. The...

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The Charging Elephant — Cloudera

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 21, 2013

To allow our readers compare Hadoop distribution vendors side-by-side, I forwarded the same set of questions to the participants of the recent Hadoop panel at the Gartner Catalyst conference.  The...

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Magic Realism of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 31, 2013

Big data is moving from closets full of hidden Hadoop clusters into corner offices, where CEOs and boards of directors issue orders to deliver “big data strategy,” whatever it means....

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Big Data is Falling into the Trough of Disillusionment

by Svetlana Sicular  |  January 22, 2013

My presentation on big data for the upcoming BI Summit in Barcelona is obsolete. In this presentation, I use the Gartner Hype Cycle curve to show that big data is...

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database...

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Haute Couture of Big Data

by Svetlana Sicular  |  July 19, 2012

Big data haute couture roughly illustrates the state of the market. The question is: does a big data market exist? "Good morning I'm the global waiter at IT infrastructure solutions...

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Only You can make KMIP Adoption a Success.

by Ramon Krikken  |  December 9, 2011

My colleague Eric Ouellet recently published "Is OASIS KMIP Yet Another Hollow Key Management Standard?" (subscription required). In the note, he raises several important questions around KMIP becoming a widely...

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