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.
Original title and link: Proprietary Hadoop Is a Losing Strategy ( ©myNoSQL)