Data Management

Hadoop at 10

Actian Corporation

April 27, 2016

Wow – 10 years of Hadoop, what a ride. Actian has been working in the Hadoop ecosystem almost since the beginning, starting in 2007. Actian started working with Hortonworks the moment they launched in 2011.

As a pioneer in this space, we have witnessed the whole “boom”. And while Hadoop is continuing to show healthy growth, and becoming a vital platform for business-critical analytic workloads, the customer mindset is clearly moving beyond the programmer-led early-adopter stage to an early-majority enterprise adoption stage.

With this inevitable maturing of the Hadoop marketplace, we see some painful “shake-out” looming, as these new customers demand the enterprise-class capabilities they have rightly come to expect. And not only will product expectations be increasingly enterprise-class, but vendors in the Hadoop space will be increasingly scrutinized for their own viability, as a proven track record of business success will turn out to be just as important as “cool products”.

This will make 2016 a very interesting year – to borrow a phrase from Warren Buffet, it is only when the tide goes out that you see who is swimming without a suit. Well, this year the tide of easy money and easy product promises is going out, and we may quickly learn who is “exposed”.

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About Actian Corporation

Actian is helping businesses build a bridge to a data-defined future. We’re doing this by delivering scalable cloud technologies while protecting customers’ investments in existing platforms. Our patented technology has enabled us to maintain a 10-20X performance edge against competitors large and small in the mission-critical data management market. The most data-intensive enterprises in financial services, retail, telecommunications, media, healthcare and manufacturing trust Actian to solve their toughest data challenges.