Daniel Abadi’s reasons for backing his HadoopDB research with the Hadapt startup:
If it wasn’t for the fact that I spent the majority of the last decade soaking up the wisdom of Mike Stonebraker, I might not have chosen option (3). But I watched as my PhD thesis on C-Store was commercialized by Vertica (which was sold last month to HP), and another one of my research projects (H-Store) was commercialized by VoltDB. Thanks to Stonebraker and the first-class engineers at Vertica, I can claim that my PhD research is in use today by Groupon, Verizon, Twitter, Zynga, and hundreds of other businesses. When I come up for tenure, I want to be able to make similar claims about my research at Yale on HadoopDB. So I’m taking the biggest gamble of my career to see that happen.
While this subject would fit better in an entrepreneurship or startups blog, I felt Daniel’s decision reflects the passion of the people involved in the NoSQL and BigData space.
Original title and link: Hadapt and Why I’m doing a start-up pre-tenure (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)