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The Era of Microsoft 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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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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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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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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Multiprocessing Nostalgia

by Merv Adrian  |  October 17, 2016

My esteemed Colleague Henry Cook offers this trip down memory lane (pun intended) An office email exchange on the history of multi-processors prompted a quick recap, and it was suggested...

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Hadoop Project Commercial Support Tracker July 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  July 30, 2016

There are now 15 projects supported by all 5 distributors I track, and several have had new releases since April. Kafka is the newest addition, and I believe the remaining 4-supporter offerings, Mahout...

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Hadoop Apache Project Commercial Support Tracker April 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  April 27, 2016

There are now 20 commonly supported projects: Avro, Flume and Solr join the group supported by all 5 distributors and other changes appear as well. For this version of the...

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DBMS 2015 Numbers Paint a Picture of Slow but Steady Change

by Merv Adrian  |  April 12, 2016

Gartner recently published “Market Share: All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2015” (for clients) and the story the DBMS data tells continues themes we have been observing for some time in the...

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Tell Us How You Rate Your OPDBMS - We All Get Better Research As a Result

by Merv Adrian  |  December 10, 2015

Gartner has launched a new way for client and non-clients to provide input on products to enrich the research we deliver - Gartner Peer Insights. (The link will take you...

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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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