Big Data Predictions: What 2020 Will Bring

With just over a week left on the 2019 calendar, it’s now time for predictions. We’ll run several stories featuring the 2020 predictions of industry experts and observers in the field. It all starts today with what is arguably the most critical aspect of the big data question: The data itself.

There’s no denying that Hadoop had a rough year in 2019. But is it completely dead? Haoyuan “HY” Li, the founder and CTO of Alluxio, says that Hadoop storage, in the form of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is dead, but Hadoop compute, in the form of Apache Spark, lives strong. “There is a lot of talk about Hadoop being dead,” Li says. “But the Hadoop ecosystem has rising stars.

Author: Alex Woodie

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