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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The new era of the Multi-Model Database

The new era of the Multi-Model Database

Increasingly, customers are demanding that their databases take on multiple chores. Emergence of multi-model databases providing developers multiple paths through APIs is the latest evidence of this trend.

May 16, 2018 by

Microsoft's AI journey beyond Office

Microsoft's AI journey beyond Office

While AI services were front and center at Build, the not-so-hidden message is Microsoft's blending of cloud and AI to extend its traditional presence in the front office to make digital assistance ubiquitous.

May 8, 2018 by

Finding the data buried in cloud storage

Finding the data buried in cloud storage

With cloud object stores becoming the de facto data lakes, a recent survey shows that enterprises are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to finding and accounting for all the data that is piling up.

April 25, 2018 by

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

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