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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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

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.

August 16, 2017 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

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