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Bill Zaharchuk
Director OEM Partners, MapR

I’ve been solving the make vs. buy problem in the engineering workstation, Unix, HPC, and storage markets in both an engineering and product management role, both a consumer and a vendor of technology. Currently I work with the MapR partner community to navigate the big data world of Spark, JSON, messaging, SQL and NoSQL.

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Posted on September 16, 2015 by Bill Zaharchuk

How times have changed—10-15 years ago, when you needed to store data for your application, it was likely structured data; the data fields were known ahead of time and didn’t change much.

Posted on September 9, 2015 by Bill Zaharchuk

How do you navigate the make vs. buy decisions today with multiple big data software vendors who have more offerings than ever? In this blog post, I’ll explore your choices when you have an existing product in market.

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