Merv Adrian

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Hadoop Questions from Recent Webinar Span Spectrum

by Merv Adrian  |  February 25, 2015  |  1 Comment

This is a joint post authored with Nick Heudecker There were many questions asked after the last quarterly Hadoop webinar, and Nick and I have picked a few that were asked several times to respond to here. Just to be clear, we don’t generally give deep advice in blog posts – our blogs are descriptive, not […]

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

by Merv Adrian  |  February 22, 2015  |  1 Comment

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 in that survey, 32% said “we’ll use what our existing BI tool provider gives us,” reflecting the fact that most adopters seem not to want […]

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Hadoop is in the Mind of the Beholder

by Merv Adrian  |  March 24, 2014  |  11 Comments

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 consisted of two primary components: HDFS and MapReduce. One thing to store the data in an append-only file model, distributed across an arbitrarily large number […]

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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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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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Hadoop Distributions And Kids’ Soccer

by Merv Adrian  |  July 19, 2011  |  4 Comments

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 Cloudera from cornering the Apache Hadoop distribution market. They are all elbowing one another to get closest to “pure Apache” while still “adding value.” Numerous […]

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