Andrew C. Oliver

Columnist

Andrew C. Oliver is a columnist and software developer with a long history in open source, database, and cloud computing. He founded Apache POI and served on the board of the Open Source Initiative. Oliver also helped with marketing in startups including JBoss, Lucidworks, and Couchbase. He is currently the Senior Director of Product Marketing for MariaDB Corporation.


Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey.

The big greenfield cannabis cloud

The marijuana business is making the leap from paper ledgers to the cloud and big data analytics, offering a provocative example for us all.

How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town.

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome.

The seven most common Hadoop and Spark projects

The seven most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects.

12 things that I hate about Hadoop

12 things that I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers

Epic codefest: 7 programming languages in 7 days

We challenged our developers to learn Clojure, Scala, JavaScript, Ruby, Java, Kotlin, and Go in a day. Here's how easy it is to make the switch.

12 industry disaster scenarios

The end of the world may or may not be nigh, but in the tech industry, many of these possibilities could easily become reality

12 industry disaster scenarios

The end of the world may or may not be nigh, but in the tech industry, many of these possibilities could easily become reality

Which freaking PaaS should I use?

Most of the buzz around the cloud has centered on infrastructure as a service (IaaS). However, IaaS is no longer good enough. Sure, you can forgo buying servers and run everything virtually on Amazon's EC2 server farm. So what? You...

Will the future be written in JavaScript?

No popular language may be as maligned as JavaScript. But its migration to the server side opens the possibility it may become all-pervasive

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