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Open – For Business – At the ASF

by Merv Adrian  |  March 27, 2018

The Apache Software Foundation is about to celebrate an anniversary, and its extraordinary contribution to the economic refactoring of software stacks seems to be gaining more momentum with every passing...

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January 2018 Hadoop Tracker

by Merv Adrian  |  January 3, 2018

Last month's update was obsolete before it published. This often happens because of multiple moving parts and my extended gestation period. I needed to correct entries for both AWS and Hortonworks....

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December 2017 Tracker - Where's Hadoop?

by Merv Adrian  |  December 29, 2017

The leading 2017 story of Hadoop distributions is that nobody seems to want to be accused of being in the business of providing them. Some former champions are expanding their shiny new positioning: Cloudera...

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Atlantazon: Living the Dream of Amazon’s HQ2

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 27, 2017

Here we are a week ahead of my interview with Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy at Gartner’s Annual Symposium and I got to thinking about Amazon’s search for a new...

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Yes, Watson, There IS an Alexa/Cortana Clique

by Daryl Plummer  |  August 30, 2017

Today, two of the Voice personal assistant (VPA) giants got together and decided to cooperate on creating a big-time social party between their voice services. Alexa and Cortana are now...

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Google Cloud Spanner Enters With a Splash

by Merv Adrian  |  February 24, 2017

This post was authored by Rick Greenwald, Merv Adrian and Donald Feinberg Last week, Google launched its internal Cloud Spanner DBMS into a public beta. Claiming to be both strongly consistent...

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Supported Hadoop Stack Continues Expansion

by Merv Adrian  |  December 24, 2015

For the past year and a half I've been tracking the path from 6 broadly supported (4 or more distributors) "Hadoop" projects in 2012 to 15 in June 2014, and now 17 in December...

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Strata Standards Stories: Different Stores For Different Chores

by Merv Adrian  |  October 4, 2015

Has HDFS joined MapReduce in the emerging “legacy Hadoop project” category, continuing the swap-out of components that formerly answered the question "what is Hadoop?" Stores for data were certainly a focus...

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Hadoop Projects Supported By Only One Distribution

by Merv Adrian  |  August 9, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has succeeded admirably in becoming a place where new software ideas are developed: today there are over 350 projects underway. The challenges for the Hadoop user are twofold: trying to...

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Now, What Is Hadoop? And What's Supported?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated August 11, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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