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Delta-V Awards - 2016 Edition - The Top Five

Posted: December 29, 2016   /   By: Nik Rouda   /   Tags: Analytics, Big Data, Data Management, Teradata, MapR, Amazon Web Services, delta-v awards, google cloud platform, Confluent

ESG Delta-V award 2016 small.pngLadies and gentlemen, data scientists of all ages, here is the big finale to 2016. The ne plus ultra companies that have accelerated and improved their positions in the big data and analytics marketplace. It's been no easy task to select, much less rank, all the top 20. I'd like to also note once more that there are many, many other worthy companies ticking right along and executing on their vision, earning new customers, and generally succeeding. And yes, it's all a bit subjective, but I truly believe these are ones that have made the most progress. Here are my final five choices:

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Ascent to the Hadoop Summit

Posted: June 06, 2014   /   By: Nik Rouda   /   Tags: Microsoft, Analytics, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Enterprise Software, Hortonworks, Teradata, sap, MapR

This week San Jose was home to the Hadoop Summit, which boasted 3,000 live attendees, 88 sponsoring companies, and many, many streaming viewers around the world. It was a microcosm of the big data industry and the overall energy, breadth of solutions, and new announcements reflected the momentum of a very disruptive, competitive, and exciting area of IT.

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Hadoop and Geopolitical Conquest

Posted: May 06, 2014   /   By: Nik Rouda   /   Tags: IBM, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, Enterprise Software, Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, pivotal

There are four traditional strategies to establishing an empire. We can see these employed time and again in the technology market, but also in world geopolitics. For quick reference, I’ll call these “Rouda’s Four B’s”: *

1. Build in - Focus on developing your own internal strength with advantageous product capabilities and judicious use of your financial and human resources. Devise new weapons, train your troops, and don’t over-extend your supply lines.

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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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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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Oracle Goes Big With Cloudera

Posted: January 11, 2012   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: EMC, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, Oracle, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, appliance

Yesterday, Oracle announced the availability of its Big Data Appliance and its new partnership with Cloudera.

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