What Can DevOps Teach Us About DataOps? A Podcast with Laird Popkin

In the latest episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Laird Popkin, who most recently served as CTO of the Hearst Transportation Group, which is a group of B2B companies that provide data and data services related to cars, trucks, and airplanes. Popkin previously worked […]

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Why Oracle’s Cloud Is Not State of the Art

If you listen to Oracle’s quarterly earnings calls, you might get the impression that all is right in the world of Oracle cloud. After all, it was just last year in Q4 2018 when Oracle announced that it had seen growth in its cloud adoption and had $1.7 billion in cloud revenue for the quarter.  […]

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When It Comes to Negotiating With Oracle, Go First

The world of Oracle is often like the seemingly bucolic suburban town depicted in Stranger Things: often, things are not what they seem and what’s right might be unusual in another context. Recently, I had another conversation with Craig Guarente, CEO and Founder of Palisade Compliance, who I’ve interviewed frequently in the past for our […]

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Escape Hatch Key Question: Is Oracle Increasingly Unpopular with IT Buyers?

 The Escape Hatch from Oracle Research Mission takes a close look at the state of Oracle in the market. As stated in our Research Mission Declaration, one impetus for this mission is to inspire Oracle to pull back from some of its aggressive tactics, especially regarding audits. Our position is that Oracle has damaged its […]

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How Did Software Maintenance Become Such A Bad Deal? Oracle and the Fall of the Traditional Model

As part of the Escape Hatch from Oracle Research Mission, we must examine basic assumptions, the central dogmas that define the market and govern most behavior.  Here are some basic questions about software maintenance that are crucial to understanding the rationale for sending vendors so much money every year. What was the promise of software […]

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Cybersecurity Cloud Migration: How Fast? How Far?

Sometimes, even for the most skeptical technology industry observers, it’s hard not to get caught up in the hype about the cloud. After all, the cloud offers so much adaptability, flexibility, and power for companies that at least on paper, it makes sense for them to leverage it to the greatest degree possible. But in […]

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What Works for a Modern Data Architecture: A Podcast with CTO Dan Seltzer

In this edition of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast of Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods speaks with Dan Seltzer, the former CTO of Credit Junction, about modern data architectures. The term modern data architecture has been used by vendors to mean a variety of things but Woods’ conversation focuses on the transition from […]

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SD-WAN Shows How Security-Driven Networking Can Fix the Internet

SD-WAN technology is interesting for a variety of reasons. First, it is a next-generation cybersecurity technology. Second, it allows a company to route traffic in complex ways based on a variety of aspects of the traffic. The result is a superior experience that enables new networking paradigms without the need for complex configuration. But there […]

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Connecting Cybersecurity: A Podcast with Brian Talbert of Alaska Airlines

In this edition of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke about connectivity and the IoT with Brian Talbert, the head of networking and connectivity for Alaska Airlines. Talbert is one of more than 30 contributors to a new book from Fortinet’s CISO, Phil Quade, called The Digital Big Bang: The Hard […]

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The Future of Hadoop: A Podcast with Splice Machine’s Monte Zweben

In this episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods speaks with Monte Zweben, the CEO and cofounder of Splice Machine. Like Woods, Zweben has been an observer of the Hadoop ecosystem for quite some time. Splice Machine is a distributed SQL database but it’s also a database […]

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