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Hadoop: It's Still a Niche Technology

In an otherwise generic but interesting post about Hadoop and its integration with data analytics and data warehouse solutions, Jessica Twentyman writes:

It’s still a niche technology, but Hadoop’s profile received a serious boost over that past year, thanks in part to start-up companies such as Cloudera and MapR that offer commercially licensed and supported distributions of Hadoop. Its growing popularity is also the result of serious interest shown by EDW vendors like EMC, IBM and Teradata. EMC bought Hadoop specialist Greenplum in June 2010; Teradata announced its acquisition of Aster Data in March 2011; and IBM announced its own Hadoop offering, Infosphere, in May 2011.

Unfortunately she got this all wrong. It is the open source community, developers, data scientists, and Cloudera that help popularize Hadoop.

These data analytics and data warehouse vendors are just capitalizing on Hadoop delivering results. They haven’t been knocking at doors asking: “Have you heard of Hadoop? Do you want to try it?”. They’ve run into Hadoop in most of the places they went and that made them realize it is a business opportunity.

So, I’ll say it again: Hadoop is popular thanks to the open source community, developers, data scientists and Cloudera.

Original title and link: Hadoop: It’s Still a Niche Technology (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.co.uk/feature/Hadoop-for-big-data-puts-architects-on-journey-of-discovery