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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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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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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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Symposium Notes - Day Three Features Data Assembly

by Merv Adrian  |  October 24, 2016

With 24 meetings under my belt from the first two days at Orlando Symposium, Wednesday’s 13 (and a presentation) didn’t look quite as daunting. It began well, with enough time...

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Symposium Notes - Day One Features Hadoop

by Merv Adrian  |  October 18, 2016

Gartner Symposium is always exciting, challenging and stimulating for analysts; we get to interact with many organizations in a brief time during 1on1 meetings scheduled based on our coverage. It offers...

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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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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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Microsoft MQ Updates - Results are Mixed

by Merv Adrian  |  October 19, 2015

Each quarter, I update my quarterly map of the several dozen Gartner Magic Quadrants that feature Microsoft offerings. Previous posts include December 2014’s Microsoft’s Product Positions – Positive Progress, March’s Microsoft in MQs...

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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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How Vendors Can Maximize Gartner Magic Quadrant Briefing Effectiveness

by Merv Adrian  |  July 28, 2015

By Adam Ronthal and Merv Adrian The Gartner Magic Quadrant is, perhaps, the most well known piece of research we publish each year.  Vendors appearing on the Magic Quadrant often...

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