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Proprietary Hadoop Is a Losing Strategy

Matt Asay (10gen) for ReadWrite adding to the long discussion around EMC’s Pivotal HD announcement:

EMC has seemingly bottomless resources to throw at Hadoop, and every incentive to do so. It’s a smart, highly successful company and no doubt will prove successful with Pivotal HD. However, I can’t see it ever dominating an open-source infrastructure market with a proprietary distribution. Open source is the foundation for today’s most interesting markets, from Big Data to mobile to cloud computing. It’s unlikely that EMC will somehow stem this tide with a proprietary product, no matter its short- term performance or functionality advantages.

While I’ve linked to different perspectives about this topic, I’m not sure anyone outside our bubble actually came to a conclusion.

What I know, though, is that EMC is benefiting from this. A lot. Three weeks ago, I wasn’t reading anything about EMC and Hadoop. Today all major websites have at least a couple of articles about it.

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