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HP buys Eucalyptus

by Lydia Leong  |  September 12, 2014

In an interesting move that seems to be predominantly an acquihire, HP has bought Eucalyptus for an undisclosed sum, though speculation is that the deal's under $100m, less than a...

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Benefits and Risks in Curated Open Source

by Nick Heudecker  |  June 24, 2014

Today, Aerospike announced its in-memory NoSQL DBMS is available under the AGPL license, the same license used by a few of its competitors. According to Aerospike, there were a number...

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Hadoop is in the Mind of the Beholder

by Merv Adrian  |  March 24, 2014

This post was jointly authored by Merv Adrian (@merv) and Nick Heudecker (@nheudecker) and appears on both blogs. In the early days of Hadoop (versions up through 1.x), the project...

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Data Security for Hadoop - Add-on Choices Proliferating

by Merv Adrian  |  February 23, 2014

In my post about the BYOH market last October, I noted that increasing numbers of existing players are connecting their offerings to Apache Hadoop, even as upstarts enter their markets with...

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Revisiting OpenDaylight

by Andrew Lerner  |  February 7, 2014

Revisiting OpenDaylight When OpenDaylight was announced, we at Gartner were skeptical because the consortium was led and comprised of the vendor/selling community with near-zero participation from the user/buying community. Thus,...

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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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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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The Unbearable Lightness of Openness

by Andrea Dimaio  |  July 4, 2012

Over the last ten years I have come across countless consultants and advisors to government and the broader public sector who have been asserting the unquestionable benefits of anything preceded...

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Ecosystems in conflict - Amazon vs. VMware, and OpenStack

by Lydia Leong  |  April 6, 2012

Citrix contributing CloudStack to the Apache Software Foundation isn't so much a shot at OpenStack (it just happens to get caught in the crossfire), as it's a shot against VMware....

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OpenStack, community, and commercialization

by Lydia Leong  |  August 15, 2011

I wrote, the other day, about Citrix buying Cloud.com, and I realized I forgot to make an important point about OpenStack versus the various commercial vendors vying for the cloud-building...

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