John Santaferraro (Actian) posted a great list of 5 major changes that Hadoop brought to the data market:
- Enormous, affordable scale compared to old storage paradigms
- Capture and store all data without first determining its value
- New types of data present new opportunities for analytics
- Data discovery and data provisioning now common in most organizations
- Analytics applications emerge as the number one use for big data.
Original title and link: 5 achievements of Hadoop