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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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The Charging Elephant — MapR

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 26, 2013

To allow our readers compare Hadoop distribution vendors side-by-side, I forwarded the same set of questions to the participants of the recent Hadoop panel at the Gartner Catalyst conference.  The...

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Now Open

by Svetlana Sicular  |  June 11, 2013

The main obstacle to big data adoption is not technology but understanding how to seize opportunities from big data.  There is a lot to a movie other than the movie...

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Data Revolution, Part 2: Is it Industrial or Proletarian?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  March 1, 2013

I have a multiple choice question: What kind of data revolution are we in? Industrial Proletarian Social All of the above The industrial revolution of 18-19th century transitioned the world...

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Think Graph

by Svetlana Sicular  |  November 8, 2012

A graph states that something is related to something else: people to people, molecules to molecules, habits to habits. Graph traversals are about paths: of ideas, time or viruses. Russian...

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Cassandra for Greeks or for Geeks?

by Svetlana Sicular  |  August 11, 2012

Technology robs words of their intrinsic meaning: what happened to “like” and “friend”? Is it true that Facebook patented “face”? What is “oracle”? Who is Cassandra — a NoSQL database...

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DVCS Begins to Come of Age

by Tom Murphy  |  May 10, 2012

DVCS systems have become popular amongst agile developers over the past few years.  However they have mainly lived either in open source projects (often hosted on GitHub or BitBucket) or...

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Accurev enables GIT

by Tom Murphy  |  January 31, 2012

DVCS has become a popular trend in agile development with many open source projects making use of GIT and Mercurial and other vendors offering DVCS like function (see Hype Cycle...

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2011 Expect Open Source Testing Progress

by Tom Murphy  |  December 21, 2010

We are seeing greater uptake of open source testing frameworks.  This is happening in software companies (as underpinnings of commercial products), at end user companies (to enhance overall toolset), and...

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Oracle, Sun and the EU: Defining the business impact of Open Source

by Dan Sholler  |  September 3, 2009

I just saw that the EU had opened and investigation into the purchase of Sun by Oracle from a competitive practice standpoint.  I am not a lawyer, and am not...

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