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Hadoop at 10

Whats Great Open

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”.

About Mike Hoskins

Mike Hoskins is Product and Technology Evangelist at Actian, a leader in hybrid data management, integration and analytics, where he directs Actian’s technology innovation strategies and evangelizes game-changing trends in the hybrid data market. Mike, a Distinguished and Centennial Alumnus of Ohio’s Bowling Green State University, is a respected technology thought leader who has been featured in numerous technology and business publications and speaking opportunities. Follow Mike on Twitter: @MikeHSays.