"In short, while Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, insists that Google "is not in cahoots with the NSA," the reality is that everyone in the Hadoop and related open-source communities is. Not by choice or nefarious design, but simply because the open-source community now regularly writes better software than billions of dollars in government money can buy, and agencies like the NSA recognize this.NSA Concedes Hadoop Beats Its Pricey Alternatives – ReadWrite
The next phase is for such government agencies to start participating actively in the communities from which they derive so much benefit. Accumulo is a start, but if the government is serious about pushing the state of the art with Hadoop and other Big Data technologies, it needs to contribute code, not just cash."
Friday, June 21, 2013
NSA Concedes Hadoop Beats Its Pricey Alternatives – ReadWrite
Final paragraphs of a timely Hadoop market dynamics snapshot