Bloor IM Blog
This is the Bloor Information Management (IM) Blog. Multiple Bloor analysts will be contributing to this blog over time.
The requirements gap: Agile Designer
Astute readers who have followed my articles last summer on requirements and specification management may have guessed that I was leading up to something. And that something is Agile Designer from Grid-Tools. It’s really quite neat. On the surface...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 20th February '14
While I don’t have any statistics to prove it, Neo Technology is almost certainly the market leader in the graph database space. However, that rather depends what you mean by the graph database space. Neo characterises the market as consisting of...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 18th February '14
Aerospike is a NoSQL database. However, unlike Hadoop, it is focused not on storing petabytes of data for data scientists to explore but on extreme performance in transaction-oriented environments. I’ll explore that, and the potential uses cases...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 28th January '14
In case you don’t know it, there is a website at www.db-engines.com that purports to monitor database popularity both across different types of database (relational, key-value, graph and so on) and between individual databases within each...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 24th January '14
I have written several times in the past about Grid-Tools and its test data management (TDM) solution. And I have extolled the product not least because it was the only product on the market that supported synthetic test data generation. This has...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 23rd January '14
In-memory? That's so yesterday!
Not for the first time, IBM has been underselling itself. I refer specifically to DB2 with BLU Acceleration. Given this second sentence you might be surprise at the first: IBM has been heavily marketing BLU. However, it's true. Let me go back. One...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 9th December '13
Making data integration easier
Those of you with memory of an elephant may remember an article I wrote shortly after IBM acquired Netezza. I had been attending the Netezza user conference and was at a presentation from IBM about Information Server and data integration. This got...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 26th November '13
What's the problem with agile?
Agile development is becoming more and more popular. However, agile development on its own is not enough if the data isn't agile too. This is nothing new - I've written and said this before - and test data management is becoming increasingly popular...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 5th November '13
Acunu has recently released version of Acunu Analytics. In case you've missed my previous article on Acunu Analytics, it provides what can best be described as streaming OLAP (online analytic processing) for Cassandra database implementations. The...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 1st November '13
Calpont InfiniDB version 4.0
Calpont, one of the last of the data warehousing vendors to have started up this century to remain independent, has just released version 4.0 of its InfiniDB product. From a general point-of-view the interesting thing that is different about...
Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 30th October '13
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