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At Least a Billion Good Reasons to Pay Attention to Not Only SQL Databases

Posted: December 11, 2012   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: IBM, Microsoft, EMC, Data Management & Analytics, Enterprise Software, database, Oracle, google, NoSQL, Teradata, sap, MongoDB, aster, Amazon Web Services, 10gen, Greenplum

We just published an in-depth market landscape report called Beyond RDBMS: Not Only SQL Challenges the Status Quo. While the full report is only available to private customers, here is an infographic that highlights some of the key findings about the nature of the Not Only SQL database market.

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The Big Data Platform Metamorphosis

Posted: October 30, 2012   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: IBM, Storage, EMC, Analytics, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, IT Infrastructure, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Teradata, MapR, business intelligence, aster, hadooop, Greenplum

Many key big data suppliers have moved beyond the piece-part larval form, shed their respective skins to varying degrees, and are in the process of blooming into big data platform butterflies. Which vendor(s) will emerge as the stunning Blue Morpho of big data butterflies remains to be seen. The elements of what a big data platform consists of, while still somewhat hazy and varied based on what an organization thinks it wants to accomplish with big data, seem more sharply defined than six months ago. Suffice it to say that a transmutative race down a path of platform evolution is well under way, driven by the recognition that most enterprises will not invest in too many big data piece-parts. Consider some of the offerings and announcements, many of which have appeared around or during the past crazy data conference week:

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Socializing Big Data Application Development

Posted: March 22, 2012   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: EMC, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, Big Data Analytics, Greenplum

Between EMC's announcement of the Pivotal Labs acquisition and the incredible presentations so far at GigaOm's Structure Big Data conference in NYC, there is a strong continuing theme with Big Data this week (one that I am a strong advocate of): it is all about the apps and the people who use them.

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Big Data Analytics Platforms MLR

Posted: January 16, 2012   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: IBM, EMC, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, HP, Oracle, Cloudera, Hortonworks, Teradata, MapR, Data Analytics, big data analytics platforms, Greenplum

Think of the transformation in the data analytics market in the last 12-18 months--especially when the data set we are talking about is big, really big. If you were remotely responsible for business intelligence or data warehousing, now all of a sudden, you may be considering changing your title to data architect or even better, data scientist, to market that skill that every enterprise is coveting.

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