Merv Adrian

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Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31, 2014  |  5 Comments

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized rooms were packed. Some redesign will be needed next year, because the event was huge in impact and demand will only grow. A few of […]

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Satya Nadella on Mobility: It’s Personal

by Merv Adrian  |  October 9, 2014  |  1 Comment

At Garner Symposium, Drue Reeves and I had the opportunity to interview Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Here’s a brief clip from the closing. I’m summarizing and Satya, passionate as he was throughout the conversation, lays out his vision about mobility that crosses the personal and professional: mobility of the individual and the app experiences. “Have my work […]

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Hadoop Investments Continue: Teradata, HP Jockey For Position

by Merv Adrian  |  July 24, 2014  |  5 Comments

Interest from the leading players continues to drive investment in the Hadoop marketplace. This week Teradata made two acquisitions – Revelytix and Hadapt – that enrich its already sophisticated big data portfolio, while HP made a $50M investment in, and joined the board of, Hortonworks. These moves continue the ongoing effort by leading players. 4 of […]

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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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Beyond Moneyball: How Organizations Can Use Collaborative Decision Making to Succeed

by Merv Adrian  |  September 26, 2011  |  5 Comments

 Having just seen the movie myself, I was delighted to receive this guest post from my colleague Rita Sallam, a Research Director here who focuses on Analytics, BI, and Performance Management. It’s a good read. As demonstrated in movie “Moneyball”, starring Brad Pitt and opening in theaters today (http://www.moneyball-movie.com/), professional sports teams are increasingly using data mining […]

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Learning The Ropes

by Merv Adrian  |  March 23, 2011  |  6 Comments

This is my first post on the Gartner blog network. It feels a little odd to be posting after nearly 3 months away – my old blog at www.itmarketstrategy.com was a frequently updated place. I hope to make this one the same. Why the lag? It turns out that there is a great deal of […]

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