June 23, 2013

Hadoop news and rumors, June 23, 2013


*Of course, there will always be exceptions. E.g., some formats can be updated on a short-request basis, while others can only be written to via batch conversions.

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11 Responses to “Hadoop news and rumors, June 23, 2013”

  1. Boris Evelson on June 24th, 2013 10:20 am

    Curt, SAP is actually pretty clear on their integration with Hadoop. Think of HANA as a data virtualization engine, which can join, cache, etc any data sources, including HDFS. Cheers!

  2. Curt Monash on June 24th, 2013 11:05 am

    Thanks, Boris.

    So how does Sybase IQ fit into the picture?

  3. Dmitriy on June 24th, 2013 5:19 pm

    Hi Kurt,
    I feel it’s worth pointing out that Parquet is not custom to Impala — in fact, at the moment Parquet is in use at Twitter and Impala is not (we have a lot of nested data structures, which Impala doesn’t support yet). Impala certainly works better on it, but so does Pig, Cascading, etc. There is nothing Impala-specific in Parquet.

    Intel, really? I would’ve expected MSFT.

  4. Mike Olson on June 24th, 2013 5:26 pm

    Tempers on our sleeves, Curt? I always thought that was openness and transparency ;-).

    We started shipping the Hadoop 2 code last year, despite the fact that YARN was then (and arguably is now) still too fragile for production workloads. We went to a lot of trouble to back-port MapReduce 1 to the release so that our customers could get the HA namenode, performance improvements and other goodness in the 2.0 trunk release, and still have production-grade MapReduce available. We frankly expected more experimentation with the YARN (aka MR2) code than we’ve seen, but I am betting that trial deployments and test workloads will start in the wild in 2H13.

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  6. Curt Monash on June 25th, 2013 4:29 pm


    Microsoft and Teradata are currently Hortonworks’ 2 best friends. An ideal deal would preserve both those relationships.


    Meanwhile, a subsequent rumor has, in its most popular form, Hortonworks raising $50 million at a $500 million valuation. If that’s exactly correct, then a $700 million near-term buy-out price is too low.

  7. Prepare for change! This is not your father’s database industry — Tech News and Analysis on June 27th, 2013 2:32 pm

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    […] June, the company announced a $50 million series C round of venture capital, which, it is rumored (according to database industry analyst Curt Monash) valued the company at $500 million. That was the first time Hortonworks had publicly announced how […]

  10. Hortonworks CEO confirms co-founder and CTO’s departure | 8ballbilliard on August 6th, 2013 5:27 pm

    […] com­pany announced a $50 mil­lion Series C round of ven­ture cap­i­tal, which, it is rumored (accord­ing to data­base indus­try ana­lyst Curt Monash) val­ued the com­pany at $500 mil­lion. That was the first time Hor­ton­works had pub­licly […]

  11. Hortonworks business notes | DBMS 2 : DataBase Management System Services on August 24th, 2013 7:07 am

    […] Hortonworks denies advanced acquisition discussions with either Microsoft and Intel. Of course, that doesn’t exactly contradict the widespread story of Intel having made an acquisition offer. […]

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