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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IBM Think 2018 postmortem: Making incumbent enterprises great again

IBM Think 2018 postmortem: Making incumbent enterprises great again

At this week's Think conference, IBM issued a call to action to its customers that incumbents can be disrupters. It unveiled a series of offerings that simplify and make AI more accessible than before. But IBM's messaging and positioning is still making that path to disruption more complex and confusing than it needs to be.

March 23, 2018 by

Deciphering SAP's Amazon strategy

Deciphering SAP's Amazon strategy

With its multi-cloud strategy, the burden of proof is on SAP to demonstrate that its platforms and databases are optimized the cloud that the customer chooses. In recent years, SAP has significantly ramped up its engagement with Amazon to deliver better fit for purpose.

March 1, 2018 by

Making the jump to Google Cloud Spanner

Making the jump to Google Cloud Spanner

At Mobile World Congress next week, one of Google Cloud Spanner's first reference clients will be demonstrating a Tier 1 telco charging system ported from Oracle. Optiva, which is demo'ing the system and claiming 10x scalability vs Oracle, explained to us how they made the transition.

February 22, 2018 by

MongoDB 4.0 will take ACID

MongoDB 4.0 will take ACID

MongoDB is opening a public beta of its new ACID support features. It is the latest step in Mongo's journey to become an enterprise-grade platform.

February 16, 2018 by

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