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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MongoDB doubles down on the enterprise

MongoDB doubles down on the enterprise

At its annual user conference, MongoDB detailed its product and cloud roadmap. While positioning itself as a new kind of database, it is adding features geared for DBAs. And with the first birthday of its Atlas-managed cloud service, MongoDB is extending it from Amazon to Azure and Google clouds.

June 21, 2017 by

IBM and Hortonworks go steady with OEM deal

IBM and Hortonworks go steady with OEM deal

IBM and Hortonworks are amping up their relationship with ambitious OEM deals to resell each other's products that not only reaffirms IBM's stake in Hadoop, but also puts to Hortonworks' partnership strategies to the acid test.

June 13, 2017 by

Talend travels full circle

Talend travels full circle

Once the challenger in the data integration space, Talend itself is now being challenged by a new breed of data integration players born in the big data world. Talend, like other data integration players, is now focusing on expanding the audience beyond DBAs, both with guided machine learning capabilities and role-based front ends.

May 25, 2017 by

Teradata doubles down

Teradata doubles down

In its turn-around strategy, Teradata is making a sensible move to focus on the high-end customers who are at the core of its addressable market. But its services-heavy revenue mix prompts questions as to whether it is turning into a consulting company.

May 11, 2017 by

Has the Hadoop market turned a corner?

Has the Hadoop market turned a corner?

The recent numbers from Cloudera and Hortonworks show positive signs toward the path to profitability. But as they aim for the black, they are finding themselves in a much broader Big Data market where ease and accessibility will determine whether they sink or swim.

May 8, 2017 by

SAP and Google Cloud: They actually need each other

SAP and Google Cloud: They actually need each other

Both SAP and Google Cloud are too proud to admit it. SAP is Google Cloud's first major enterprise software partner, while SAP needs distance itself from Oracle, which has a more unified enterprise applications SaaS offering. It's all too obvious: SAP and Google Cloud could do a lot more together.

April 27, 2017 by

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