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2/25/2015
12:36 PM
Doug Henschen
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Big Data Tempest In A Teapot

Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.

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2/27/2015 | 5:52:54 PM
Big Data, who?
Big Data isn't catching on because no one really knows what it actually means.  Sure, there is a lot of hype and buzzswording going on, but realistically speaking,  Big Data and what it means to industry seems to be as nebulous as IoT.
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2/25/2015 | 4:58:20 PM
Is that teapot or teacup?
Maybe the Hadoop market is more akin to a teacup in market size. In any case, all the analysts do see huge market potential -- billions by 2020, or so they say. The Hadoop distributors talk a lot about the Linux model as their guiding light. Just FYI, Red Hat, founded in 1993 and one of the leaders in the Linux market, was a $1.5 billion-revenue-company in 2015. Clearly companies are spending much less money on open source technology -- so maybe we just won't see IBM-, Microsoft- and Oracle-scale companies in the future.
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