Tony Baer (dbInsight)

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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SAP Teched Postmortem: SAP HANA Cloud’s potential impact on S/4HANA

SAP Teched Postmortem: SAP HANA Cloud’s potential impact on S/4HANA

Among the announcements coming out of SAP Teched in Barcelona last week was the impending release of SAP HANA Cloud, where the database has been rearchitected specifically for the cloud. While SAP has not mentioned anything specific about it, we think that HANA’s cloud design could have a huge impact on how SAP delivers its enterprise SaaS services, starting with S/4HANA.

October 14, 2019 by in Big Data Analytics

Oracle’s machine learning strategy

Oracle’s machine learning strategy

20 years after acquiring Thinking Machines, AI and ML have remained among Oracle’s best-kept secrets. Oracle has been internally working with ML to enhance its products, but now it is starting to come out of its shell with the type of product portfolio that one would expect from an enterprise technology provider.

August 23, 2019 by in Artificial Intelligence