Friday, August 05, 2016

Identity crisis threatens to sideline Hadoop as the leader of Big Data | SiliconANGLE

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"Hadoop’s success has spawned unintended ecosystem consequences. The Hadoop moniker has always applied to a collection of open source Big Data tools that any one of several vendors curated, led by Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR. But we’ve seen a tremendous proliferation of similar, innovative open source tools that are creating alternative ecosystems, such as Spark, Kafka, Mesos, S3 and Cassandra, among dozens of others.  The rapid surge of this new set of tools threatens to sideline Hadoop as the “Good Housekeeping seal of approval” for the evolving Big Data ecosystem.
Hadoop’s identity crisis is creating challenges for big data professionals, because the ecosystem now encompasses such a broader menu of tools that it waters down the ecosystem’s coherence"
Identity crisis threatens to sideline Hadoop as the leader of Big Data | SiliconANGLE
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