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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Hortonworks plays balancing act in the cloud

Hortonworks plays balancing act in the cloud

Among the big elephant platform providers, Hortonworks remains just about the last one not shy of having Hadoop associated with its name. But after this week's DataWorks Summit, it's apparent that Hortonworks and data warehousing providers are aiming to play the same Switzerland of analytics in an increasingly cloud-centric world.

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Teradata's bet on subscriptions is paying off

Teradata's bet on subscriptions is paying off

It's been a while since Teradata could brag about share prices, but the fast ramp-up to subscriptions is clearly driving the love from Wall St. Beneath the transition are changes to its pricing and platform that are greasing the skids.

June 18, 2018 by