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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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

Alation adds cloud storage access from hybrid environments

Alation adds cloud storage access from hybrid environments

Making file system and streaming data more directly accessible has been a holy grail, especially for organizations looking at cloud deployment. Now that Amazon has opened the door to S3 cloud storage with Athena and Redshift Spectrum, Alation is expanding its data catalog to offer similar access that can extend to hybrid environments.

September 21, 2017 by

Pivotal Greenplum is alive and kicking

Pivotal Greenplum is alive and kicking

Greenplum is probably the best-kept secret in the analytic database world. While Pivotal was busily building its Cloud Foundry business, its Greenplum business has continued to thrive. The new release steps up the multi-workload capabilities that differentiate Greenplum. The next question is when will Pivotal launch a managed Greenplum cloud service?

September 14, 2017 by

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