Merv Adrian

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Entries Categorized as 'data integration'


AAA is Not Enough Security in the Big Data Era

by Merv Adrian  |  January 13, 2014  |  11 Comments

Talk to security folks, especially network ones, and AAA will likely come up. It stands for authentication, authorization and accounting (sometimes audit). There are even protocols such as Radius (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service, much evolved from its first uses) and Diameter, its significantly expanded (and punnily named) newer cousin, implemented in commercial and [...]

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Hadoop and DI – A Platform Is Not A Solution

by Merv Adrian  |  February 10, 2013  |  15 Comments

“Hadoop people” and “RDBMS people” – including some DBAs who have contacted me recently –  clearly have different ideas about what Data Integration is. And both may  differ from what Ted Friedman (twitter: @ted_friedman) and I (@merv) were talking about in our Gartner research note Hadoop Is Not a Data Integration Solution, although I think [...]

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Stack Up Hadoop to Find Its Place in Your Architecture

by Merv Adrian  |  January 30, 2013  |  8 Comments

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 sense of it for Gartner clients bewildered by a new set of choices, and for them and myself, I’ve built a stack diagram that describes [...]

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2013 Data Resolution: Avoid Architectural Cul-de-Sacs

by Merv Adrian  |  December 27, 2012  |  6 Comments

I had an inquiry today from a client using packaged software for a business system that is built on a proprietary, non-relational datastore (in this case an object-oriented DBMS.) They have an older version of the product – having “failed” with a recent upgrade attempt. The client contacted me to ask about ways to integrate this [...]

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