Hadoop: From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform

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Over at InformationWeek, Jeff Bertolucci writes that the Hadoop Summit this week in Santa Clara is expected to draw 2,500 to 3,000 attendees. No surprise there–Hadoop has risen from humble beginnings as an experiment to become the leading Big Data platform.

I don’t see any serious competitors to Hadoop,” said John Kreisa, vice president of strategic marketing for Hortonworks. “There are lots of other technologies that fill different workload components, and part of it comes down to the underlying file system. Generally speaking, HDFS, the Hadoop Distributed File System, has almost really won the battle. If you look at other architectures, where people may try to replace the query engine on top of it … HDFS is still the underlying place where that data is coming to rest.”

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