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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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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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Algorithm Patents Increased 30x The Past Fifteen Years

by Doug Laney  |  October 24, 2016

Recently at Gartner we have been researching issues surrounding the ownership and legal protection of a company's information assets and analytic models. Since information can be legally protected only via copyrights (in...

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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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OpenStack Networking

by Andrew Lerner  |  April 19, 2016

OpenStack continues to creep into more of my conversations with Gartner clients. We are planning to publish on this topic soon, but I wanted to revisit the topic (briefly) since it...

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IoT Will Drive the "Golden Rule" for Data as a Service (DaaS) or Data Broker Opportunities

by David Yockelson  |  March 22, 2016

Many years ago, I read a clever joke within a cartoon strip (it was the "Wizard of Id' for those interested). Set on a dirt path near the king's castle,...

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IBM iX, The Whole Egg, and the Agency of Tomorrow

by Jay Wilson  |  February 5, 2016

In just the past week, IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX) announced three acquisitions of smaller agencies – Aperto and exc.io in Europe, along with Columbus, OH based Resource/Ammirati. It’s easy...

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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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