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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Amazon wants your enterprise database

Amazon wants your enterprise database

Amazon's awaited release of PostgreSQL on Aurora sharply raises the stakes in its competition with Oracle. Still in public preview, when will Aurora PostgreSQL go GA, and what can we look forward to in the roadmap? Here are some hints of what we expect.

3 days ago by

NoSQL pioneer: MarkLogic's battle for respect

NoSQL pioneer: MarkLogic's battle for respect

MarkLogic was a NoSQL database before it was fashionable. Predating its better-known rivals, MarkLogic's challenge is avoiding getting defined by what it's not. Governance could be its ace in the hole, but it also needs a cloud strategy.

August 8, 2017 by

With PlaceIQ, location data is all about the apps

With PlaceIQ, location data is all about the apps

PlaceIQ has figured out that the apps on your phone could be more effective in distilling location data than more obvious sources. It is partnering with cloud data warehouse provider Snowflake to help customers integrate location analytics with their own CRM systems.

July 31, 2017 by

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

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