Some organizations take their time with new technologies to let first adopters suffer the growing pains. But there’s no treading water in the big data stream; the current won’t wait.
Have you noticed yet? Those geeky big data platforms based on clusters of commodity nodes running open source parallel processing algorithms are evolving into some seriously advanced IT functionality. The popular branded distributions of the Apache projects, including Hortonworks, Cloudera and MapR, are no longer simply made up of relatively basic big data batch query tools, such as Hadoop MapReduce, the way they were 10 years ago.
Author: Mike Matchett