October 18, 2012

Notes on Hadoop adoption and trends

With Strata/Hadoop World being next week, there is much Hadoop discussion. One theme of the season is BI over Hadoop. I have at least 5 clients claiming they’re uniquely positioned to support that (most of whom partner with a 6th client, Tableau); the first 2 whose offerings I’ve actually written about are Teradata Aster and Hadapt. More generally, I’m hearing “Using Hadoop is hard; we’re here to make it easier for you.”

If enterprises aren’t yet happily running business intelligence against Hadoop, what are they doing with it instead? I took the opportunity to ask Cloudera, whose answers didn’t contradict anything I’m hearing elsewhere. As Cloudera tells it (approximately — this part of the conversation* was rushed):  

Anyhow, Cloudera says that its users typically get into true production within a few quarters after signing up — because if they were just doing utter experimentation, they’d be using a totally free version of Hadoop.

*This was the same conversation in which I asked Cloudera about Hadoop hardware trends.

And finally, while I’m jumping around here — last April I wrote:

If MapR still has momentum, nobody I talked with has noticed.

That is no longer accurate. Hadapt and another of my clients are partnering with MapR, in both cases because of their customers who are MapR users.

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4 Responses to “Notes on Hadoop adoption and trends”

  1. Introduction to Platfora | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on October 23rd, 2012 8:52 am

    [...] I wrote last week that I have at least 5 clients claiming they’re uniquely positioned to support BI over Hadoop [...]

  2. Introduction to Cirro | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on October 24th, 2012 9:13 am

    [...] are many other solutions you could try. Indeed, Cirro is one of the examples I had in mind when I wrote last week that: One theme of the season is BI over Hadoop. I have at least 5 clients claiming [...]

  3. Notes and comments — October 31, 2012 | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on October 31st, 2012 4:54 am

    [...] When I relayed Cloudera’s comments on Hadoop adoption, I left out a couple of categories. One Cloudera called “mobile”; when I probed, that [...]

  4. Quick notes on Impala | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on November 1st, 2012 7:15 am

    [...] and that’s exactly what I had with Cloudera last week. We touched on hardware and general adoption, but much of the conversation was about Cloudera Impala, announced today. Like Hive, Impala turns [...]

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