Saturday, June 13, 2015

We Need Only Three Hadoops, And Maybe Three Systems

Enterprises like choices, they abhor vendor lock in, and they like the options that open source gives. But at the same time, too many choices fragments markets and doesn’t allow for the cultivation of larger vendors that can afford to take on the big problems. You need a balance between large enough to scale and so large as to be too overbearing, or sometimes, in the antitrust sense, to be abusive.

With the Hadoop Summit sponsored by Hortonworks going on this week and some tectonic changes in the systems market that have been going on for some months now, we are pondering how this all fits together given the current state of both Hadoop and the systems markets.

Read more http://www.theplatform.net/2015/06/11/we-need-only-three-hadoops-and-maybe-three-systems/

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