Are Semantics the Undead of Enterprise Tech? They Keep Coming Back to Life

Semantic standards have been with us since the birth of the web, when it became clear to inventors of the web like Tim Berners-Lee and many others that meaning could be systematically captured, organized, and exploited to do valuable tasks. Since then, the idea of applying formal semantics to enterprise data has come and faded […]

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Escape Hatch From Oracle

It is time to gain power in your Oracle relationship. Welcome to the “Escape Hatch from Oracle” home page, which summarizes the ongoing stream of content dedicated to educating the IT world about how best to manage, evolve, and if necessary, escape from a relationship with Oracle. The content is in this research mission is […]

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Escape Hatch from Oracle Research Mission Declaration

For the past few years, as an analyst, blogger, and consultant, I have studied the way that Oracle has licensed its products and conducted audits to ensure compliance. I have worked with companies who help improve negotiating leverage, provide services for supporting and migrating from Oracle products, and talked to many executives who have become […]

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Four Zones of Freedom from Oracle

The Escape Hatch from Oracle research mission is designed to help companies gain power in their negotiations with Oracle. As reported in other Episodes of this Research Mission and in our other writing, Oracle’s unique licensing model is designed to give Oracle the upper hand in negotiations. This article offers a framework to assess your […]

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A Perfect Data Fabric: A Q&A with MapR’s Ted Dunning

On a recent episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Podcast, “Designing Enterprise Platforms,” EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with MapR’s CTO Ted Dunning. Designing Enterprise Platforms is a podcast about the deeper issues involved in creating big victories in enterprise technology. MapR is a company that has been around for most of the Hadoop era […]

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MapR’s Unique Data Fabric: A Podcast with Ted Dunning

On this episode of the Early Adopter Research (EAR) Podcast, “Designing Enterprise Platforms,” EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with MapR’s CTO Ted Dunning. Designing Enterprise Platforms is a podcast about the deeper issues involved in creating big victories in enterprise technology. MapR is a company that has been around for most of the Hadoop era and […]

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What Google Should Do with Looker

If you follow what’s going on in the world of technology that implements a modern data supply chain, then Google’s $2.6 billion acquisition of Looker, announced on June 6, was big news. From most reporting on this acquisition you get the impression that Google bought Looker to help its cloud offerings. But details on how […]

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IPSoft’s Amelia and the Future of RPA: A Q&A with IPSoft’s Allan Anderson

On a recent episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast at Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods explored the top of robotic process automation (RPA). Woods spoke with Allan Anderson, director of enterprise solutions at IPsoft, one of the leading vendors in a space that includes RPA, conversational AI, and low code. RPA has […]

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Automating the Workplace: A Podcast with IPSoft’s Allan Anderson

In this episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast at Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods explored the top of robotic process automation (RPA). Woods spoke with Allan Anderson, director of enterprise solutions at IPsoft, one of the leading vendors in a space that includes RPA, conversational AI, and low code. RPA has become […]

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Moving Oracle to the Cloud: A Q&A with Apps Associates

In a recent episode of the Early Adopter Research “Designing Enterprise Platforms” podcast, EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Paul Vian, SVP of sales and marketing, and Bill Saltys, SVP of alliances, from Apps Associates. Apps Associates is a leading firm that helps companies migrate their Oracle applications and databases to different platforms. The conversation centered […]

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