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The Era of SQL Server on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

by Merv Adrian  |  September 25, 2017

Written by Donald Feinberg and Merv Adrian On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue...

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2 x Life Science Hype Cycles

by Michael Shanler  |  July 29, 2017

While the spring rains drenched the northeastern U.S. and parts of Europe, Jeff, Steve, and I were hard at work authoring, arranging, writing, reviewing,  re-reviewing, re-re-reviewing our content.  After countless...

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A CIO’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Michael Shanler  |  June 28, 2017

CIOs are competing in an endurance race.  Winning requires carefully orchestrated activities that rely on technology, team work, precision driving, and a bit of luck.   As in racing, the victorious...

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IBM Ends Hadoop Distribution, Hortonworks Expands Hybrid Open Source

by Merv Adrian  |  June 21, 2017

IBM has followed Intel and EMC/Pivotal in abandoning efforts to make a business of Hadoop distributions, and followed Microsoft in making Hortonworks its supplying partner. At the former Hadoop Summit,...

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Hey Ya! Cool Vendors in R&D is out…

by Michael Shanler  |  May 22, 2017

“…Now what's cooler than bein' cool? (Ice cold!)…” - André "André 3000" Benjamin from OutKast André 3000" is the 9th most influential rapper of all time  according to Rateyourmusic.com.  He’s in...

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Hadoop FAQs - April Webinar Q&A

by Merv Adrian  |  April 16, 2017

Nick Heudecker and I received numerous questions during our April Hadoop webinar with several hundred attendees, and we have summarized and answered them below. How can Hadoop-Spark interface with conventional RDBMS such as Oracle/UDB/Teradata...

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Hadoop Tracker - March 2017

by Merv Adrian  |  March 16, 2017

Stack expansion has ground to a halt. The last time an Apache project was added to the list of those most supported by leading Hadoop distribution vendors was July 2016, when...

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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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Microsoft Enters 2017 With 45 Offerings in Magic Quadrants

by Merv Adrian  |  January 23, 2017

In Q1 2017, as always, we reset this chart - no bold or italic for new entries. As of January 20, no new MQs had yet been published in 2017...

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Symposium Notes – Day Four Returns to Data Security, and to Hadoop

by Merv Adrian  |  October 26, 2016

Thursday, the final day, reinforced a theme for the week: data security is heating up, and organizations are not ready. It came up in half of today’s final 10 meetings....

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