Category Archives: Aster Data

A Long Walk Off A Short Pier

Back in April, I left Aster Data following the close of our acquisition by Teradata in order to embark on a new adventure.  As part of my journey, I launched this blog with a promise that I would try to … Continue reading

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It’s The API, Stupid! (Part 3)

Last week was definitely a busy one in the MapReduce world!  At the annual Hadoop Summit, Yahoo! officially announced the spinoff of HortonWorks (possibly the worst kept secret in the Hadoop community), and Cloudera and MapR both announced new distributions.  … Continue reading

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It’s The API, Stupid! (Part 2)

In my last post, I argued that the fundamental reason why Hadoop and other MapReduce-based technologies have failed to gain widespread enterprise adoption is the current state of their APIs.  There are two big problems with today’s MapReduce implementations: The … Continue reading

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It’s The API, Stupid!

Since launching Bacon Wrapped Data two months ago, I’ve written numerous posts on Big Data but have yet to say much about the world outside of massively parallel RDBMSs.  In recent weeks, Hadoop has roared back into the headlines on … Continue reading

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There Is No Solution To Your Problem (Yet)

Merv Adrian and Colin White recently coauthored a report titled Analytical Platforms: Beyond the Traditional Data Warehouse.  Their detailed report provides an excellent overview of the emerging Big Data market, but perhaps its most profound insight is in response to … Continue reading

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