Merv Adrian

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What, Exactly, Is “Proprietary Hadoop”? Proposed: “distribution-specific.”

by Merv Adrian  |  September 6, 2013  |  12 Comments

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 – and descriptive adequacy – of the word “proprietary.” Merriam-Webster defines it as “something that is used, produced, or marketed under exclusive legal right of […]


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Open Source “Purity,” Hadoop, and Market Realities

by Merv Adrian  |  March 9, 2013  |  22 Comments

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. The question is whether it is somehow inappropriate, even “evil,” for EMC to enter the market without having “enough” committers to open source Apache projects. […]


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Hadoop 2013 – Part Two: Projects

by Merv Adrian  |  February 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

In Part One of this series, I pointed out that how significant attention is being lavished on performance in 2013. In this installment, the topic is¬†projects,¬†which are proliferating precipitously. One of my most frequent client inquiries is “which of these pieces make Hadoop?” As recently as a year ago, the question was pretty simple for […]

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