Tony Baer (Ovum)

Contributing Writer

Tony Baer leads Ovum's Big Data research area. Over his 25 years in the industry, he has studied issues of data integration, software and data architecture, middleware, and application development. Having tracked the emergence of BI and data warehousing back in the 1990s, Baer sees similar parallels emerging in the world of Big Data today. His coverage focuses on how Big Data must become a first-class citizen in the data center, IT organization, and the business. Baer has a multi-disciplinary background touching the different tiers of enterprise software. His expertise in data management is complemented by deep background in software development platforms and middleware. Prior to joining Ovum, he was an independent analyst whose company onStrategies delivered market assessments and messaging advisory services to vendor clients. He co-authored some of the earliest books on the Java and .NET frameworks including Understanding the .NET Framework and J2EE Technology in Practice. He has spoken at numerous industry events covering data management, and has been chronicling the industry in his blog for over 15 years. His career began as a journalist with publications including Computerworld, Application Development Trends, Computergram, Software Magazine, Information Week, and Manufacturing Business Technology.

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Filling in the blanks on MongoDB 3.6

Filling in the blanks on MongoDB 3.6

Having been in preview for several months, the outline of MongoDB 3,6 is hardly a mystery. Only the actual release date (in December) still is. The core theme of the release around "speed" is a bit of a misnomer. The new release aims at plugging gaps in making the database more enterprise-grade.

November 8, 2017 by

How to build a data science team

How to build a data science team

For Vodafone NZ, the slogan that data science is a team sport took on new meaning. Based in a small, isolated market, the company had to bypass traditional HR approaches, taking a Moneyball-like rationale to build the right team.

October 25, 2017 by

Tableau extends its footprint

Tableau extends its footprint

With a new back end server, more connectivity, and a new data preparation capability, Tableau is growing its footprint across the enterprise. Is the company -- and its customers -- ready for the scrutiny that such ambitions invite?

October 13, 2017 by

What will you actually use quantum computing for?

What will you actually use quantum computing for?

There's always a blue sky technology waiting in the wings, and for enterprise computing, quantum computing takes that role. With Satya Nadella convening a panel of Microsoft's best physicists at the end of his Ignite conference keynote, it's fair time to ask, what will this mean to the enterprise and how long will the adoption curve take?

October 10, 2017 by

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