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  • Lighting Out for the Territories
    anyone know what happens if you refuse to leave your vacation rental? A post shared by stephen o'grady (@stephenogrady) on Aug 3, 2018 at 6:29pm PDT As those of you who follow me on social media may have seen, I’ve ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-08-18
  • Meet the New Monk: KellyAnn Fitzpatrick
    The interesting thing about interviewing analyst candidates for RedMonk is that you literally have no idea where the conversations will take you. As a firm that intentionally casts a wide net, our applicants come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring very different experiences to the table. From former ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-08-17
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: June 2018
    They’re a month overdue, and from the volume of inbound questions about when the language rankings would drop, it’s been noticed. As always, these are a continuation of the work originally performed by Drew Conway and John Myles White late in 2010. While the means of collection has changed, the ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-08-10
  • What’s Next for Google
    Based on the company’s capital investments prior, it’s certainly not fair to date Google’s level of commitment to its cloud platform to Diane Greene’s hiring via acquisition in November of 2015. But that is just what many in the industry do. That event is viewed as an unofficial but ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-07-27
  • IT Matters Again: The Enterprise of The Future Present
    When it was first released in August of 2006, Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud – shortened to EC2 – was the definition of a minimum viable product. Which naturally led many of the vendors that EC2 would compete with and eventually dominate to dismiss it as little more than a ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-06-29
  • Perfect Headphones are Never Going to Get Here
    For years, I waited for hardware manufacturers to produce the perfect laptop. Lightweight, powerful and battery life enough that I could stop thinking about the battery life. Sustained by rumors of the next great battery technology, which as it turns out is perpetually two years out, I delayed and ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-06-27
  • So Pigs Do Fly: Microsoft Acquires GitHub
    In a move that Jason Fried expected but that Bryan Cantrill (and everyone else until about a week ago) thought would happen when pigs flew, Microsoft announced yesterday that it had acquired GitHub for $7.5B in an all stock transaction. Notably, the deal was made public just as I ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-06-04
  • In Defense of Small Conferences
    this is why you stream the keynote — steve o'grady (@sogrady) March 20, 2018 When RedMonk hosted the first Monktoberfest, we had never organized an event before. We had co-hosted events a few times and run countless informal developer meetups over beers, but never been the sole ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-05-30
  • OpenStack at a Crossroads
    Once upon a time, there was an open source project called OpenStack. From humble beginnings across a couple of Python projects scattered across NASA and Rackspace, it grew at an incredible rate to truly outsized proportions. At the height of its trajectory, its ambitions – stated or otherwise – ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-05-25
  • Should Red Hat Buy or Build a Database?
    For a decade, at least, observers of the company have speculated about whether Red Hat would or should enter the database market. The primary argument, one made in in this space eight years ago, has historically been that Red Hat is de facto leaving potential dollars on the table ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-05-22
  • Taking Open Source for Granted
    Particularly for those who have been in the industry long enough to remember when it was compared to cancer, we live in a veritable golden age for open source software. Once a bizarre, improbable model for generating commercial returns if not building software, it is increasingly and overwhelmingly the ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-05-11
  • When One Door Closes, Another Opens
    The last time we hired an analyst at RedMonk, we got an interesting question from one of our interviewees: interview question this morning: “you guys are redmonk: why don’t you simply require X years of analyst experience on the job application?” — steve o'grady (@sogrady) May 22, 2015 ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-04-20
  • Five Questions for Cloudera
    On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Cloudera held its annual gathering for industry analysts. The setting was lovely Santa Monica, though the packed schedule didn’t exactly accommodate time at the beach just outside. Over the course of two days, a room full of analysts covering the company were ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-04-12
  • What a Difference a Decade Makes
    A decade ago today, the MySQL database was 12 years, 10 months and 4 days old. PostgreSQL, for its part, clocked in at 11 years, 8 months and 19 days old. Though not quite teenagers, both databases had a laundry list of accomplishments to point to: robust communities, massive ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-03-27
  • The RedMonk Programming Language Rankings: January 2018
    This iteration of the RedMonk Programming Language Rankings is brought to you by YLD. Experts in custom software development and pioneers in cutting edge technologies (Node, React); we enable you to innovate and stay ahead of the competition. Get in touch. Given that we’re into March, it seems ... read more
    Source: sogradyPublished on 2018-03-07

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