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Demise of OpenStack Innovation Center does not mean demise of OpenStack

Paul Miller April 18, 2017

The ever-dependable Barb Darrow at Fortune reported late last week that the OpenStack Innovation Center (OSIC) is to shut down. Cue wailing, gnashing of teeth, and portents of doom. But this may not be quite so bad as it appears, because the OpenStack Innovation Center isn’t nearly so critical to the open source cloud computing […]

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Bosch And SAP Agree A Strategic Internet Of Things (IoT) Partnership To Facilitate Data Orchestration

Dan Bieler September 29, 2016

I recently attended an event at which Bosch and SAP announced a major partnership to more closely align their respective cloud and software expertise around the industrial internet of things. This partnership underlines the fact that SAP and Bosch are prepared to significantly transform their respective business models to generate new value for their customers. The […]

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OpenStack Returns To Austin, Stressing Evolution Over Revolution

Paul Miller May 2, 2016

(Austin. Source: Paul Miller) My very first report for Forrester, last summer, explored the ways in which the open source OpenStack cloud project has grown up. Once a science project for those interested in exploring the technologies or celebrating open source, OpenStack now runs key enterprise workloads for the likes of AT&T, BMW, Best Buy, […]

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Open Source Escapes The Bedroom, Enters Your Boardroom

Paul Miller April 25, 2016

The myth that open source software is exclusively written by and for lonely — rather odd — individual geeks remains remarkably prevalent. And yet it’s a myth that is almost entirely wrong. Many of the world’s best-known technology firms make sizeable investments of time and money in open source projects: guiding their strategy, contributing code and expertise, […]

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15 "True" Streaming Analytics Platforms For Real-Time Everything

Mike Gualtieri April 16, 2016

Streaming Analytics Captures Real-Time Intelligence Most enterprises aren’t fully exploiting real-time streaming data that flows from IoT devices and mobile, web, and enterprise apps. Streaming analytics is essential for real-time insights and bringing real-time context to apps. Don’t dismiss streaming analytics as a form of “traditional analytics” use for postmortem analysis. Far from it —  streaming analytics […]

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Hadoop, Spark, and the emerging big data landscape

Paul Miller February 2, 2016

Not very long ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to consider a new large-scale data analysis project in which the open source Apache Hadoop did not play a pivotal role. Then, as so often happens, the gushing enthusiasm became more nuanced. Hadoop, some began (wrongly) to mutter, was "just about MapReduce." Hadoop, others (not […]

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Hadoop, Spark, and the emerging big data landscape

Paul Miller February 2, 2016

Not very long ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to consider a new large-scale data analysis project in which the open source Apache Hadoop did not play a pivotal role. Every Hadoop blog post needs a picture of an elephant. (Source: Paul Miller) Then, as so often happens, the gushing enthusiasm became more nuanced. […]

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OpenStack Pushes Local Stories In Tokyo

Paul Miller November 2, 2015

I was in Tokyo last week, for the latest OpenStack Summit. Over 5,000 people joined me from around the world, to discuss this open source cloud project's latest – Liberty – release, to lay the groundwork for next year's Mitaka release, and to highlight stories of successful adoption. Tokyo's Hamarikyu Gardens combine old with new […]

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It's Not Your Grandfather's Open Source BI Market Any Longer

Boris Evelson February 13, 2015

There's never been a question on the advantages of open source software. Crowdsourcing, vendor independence, ability to see and in some cases control the source code, and lower costs are just a few benefits of open source software (OSS) and business model. Linux and Apache Hadoop are prime examples of successful OSS projects. It's a […]

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Application Security Technologies List

Tyler Shields January 13, 2015

Roughly a year and a half ago I began a process of measuring the importantance of technologies in the mobile security space. I'm currently beginning that same process for the application security market. Many technologies exist that provide business value to enterprises for the security of their applications, but which ones are better at delivering […]

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Chinese Tech Management Pros: Start Looking Closely At Domestic IT Vendors

Frank Liu June 30, 2014

Several events over the past few months in China will affect both the IT procurement strategy of Chinese organizations and the market position and development of local and foreign IT vendors, including: A government-led push away from foreign IT vendors. Amid security concerns, the Chinese government has issued policies to discourage the use of technology […]

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Tibco Buys Jaspersoft: A Deal With Transformative Potential

Martha Bennett May 5, 2014

Since Tibco acquired Jaspersoft on April 28th, 2014, I keep being asked the question: “Will this deal change the BI and analytics landscape?” (If you missed the announcement, here’s the press release.) The short answer is: it could. The longer answer goes something like this: Jaspersoft and Tibco Spotfire complement each other nicely; Jaspersoft brings […]

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What Is Hadoop?

Mike Gualtieri June 7, 2013

You probably already know that Hadoop is an open source project that offers a powerful distributed platform to store and manage big data. Watch this 5-minute episode of Forrester TechnoPolitics to understand how Hadoop works and why it’s hot! You may also be interested in What Is A Data Scientist. Check out the Forrester Wave: Big […]

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OpenStack Summit Report: Real Customers Building Better Products Faster With Open-Source Cloud

Dave Bartoletti April 21, 2013

At the OpenStack Summit in Portland last week, the open-source cloud platform got real, to echo Forrester’s cloud team predictions for 2013. At the busy gathering attended by over 2,400, suits mingled effortlessly with hoodies and deep-tech design committee meetings were sandwiched between marquee-name customers sharing success stories. Three core themes drove the show, as […]

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Citrix Breaks Away From OpenStack

James Staten April 3, 2012

Today's move by Citrix to put its CloudStack IaaS solution into the Apache Foundation says more about the state of the cloud market than it does about OpenStack. As our Fall 2011 Forrsights Hardware Survey shows, about 36% of enterprise IT leaders are prioritizing and planning to invest in IaaS this year. That means they […]

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You Think Changing To Increase Business Agility Is Hard? If IOR Did It, Believe Me: You Can Do It Too

Diego Lo Giudice January 22, 2012

Think of a medieval fortress: It was originally used for a small army, it has walls nine meters thick, and it’s surrounded by buildings hundreds of years old. Upon entering, you are confronted with the concept of eternity. This fortress is located in the smallest state on earth — though it is also perhaps the […]

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A Rift At The High-End For Server Requirements?

Richard Fichera August 17, 2011

We have been repeatedly reminded that the requirements of hyper-scale cloud properties are different from those of the mainstream enterprise, but I am now beginning to suspect that the top strata of the traditional enterprise may be leaning in the same direction. This suspicion has been triggered by the combination of a recent day in […]

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Stop Wasting Money On WebLogic, WebSphere, And JBoss Application Servers

Mike Gualtieri July 15, 2011

Use Apache Tomcat. It is free. I don’t understand why firms spend millions of dollars on Java application servers like Oracle Weblogic or IBM WebSphere Application Server. I get why firms spend money on Red Hat JBoss — they want to spend less on application servers. But, why spend anything at all? Apache Tomcat will […]

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eBay Acquires Magento: What It Means

Forrester June 6, 2011

This morning eBay announced it has agreed to acquire Magento, the open source eCommerce platform that will be combined with other solutions to form a unit within eBay called X.Commerce. eBay already had acquired a minority stake in Magento in 2010, but after this latest transaction, it will own all of Magento. The folks down in San […]

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How Do *Your* Customers Innovate?

Forrester February 14, 2011

This article on consumer innovation that appeared in The New York Times over the weekend was fascinating. It points to a new study conducted in the UK on the role customers play in innovation in consumer markets. A key finding was that: “6.2% of UK consumers — 2.9 million individuals — have engaged in consumer […]

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