The Data Day, A few days: October 1-4 2013

MongoDB raises $150m. And more.

And that’s the data day, today.

7 Hadoop questions. Q2: Hadoop infrastructure choices

What is your preferred infrastructure for Hadoop deployments? That’s one of the primary questions being asked in the 451 Research 2013 Hadoop survey. The answer will have significant implications for the future direction of Hadoop.


While one of the primary benefits of Hadoop – low cost data storage – means that for many organisations the primary infrastructure for Hadoop has been commodity hardware, many systems and storage vendors now offer their own dedicated appliances and/or reference architecture for Hadoop.

We expect to see more of these dedicated Hadoop configurations as the incumbent infrastructure vendors look to cash-in on Hadoop adoption and try to add greater value.

We also see some companies exploring the potential for Hadoop in the cloud, as well as hosted deployments, and on virtual infrastructure – although those are arguably in the early stages of technical maturity, and adoption.


Which infrastructure configurations are most popular? That’s one of the things our survey is designed to find out. The early results perhaps unsurprisingly indicate a greater preference for Hadoop being deployed on commodity hardware. However, cloud and virtual deployments have also scored well.

Interestingly, the early results show the preference for Hadoop on cloud infrastructure is significantly higher among respondents that are still in the development and test stage with Hadoop, which supports our anecdotal evidence about the use-cases for Hadoop in the cloud.

In order to get a little more detail on deployment preferences, the survey also asks about the level of consideration, testing and adoption for dedicated Hadoop hardware and Hadoop-as-a-service offerings respectively.

Among the choices in the dedicated hardware category are offerings from DataDirect Networks, Dell, HP, Oracle, IBM, Pivotal, Teradata, Cisco and NetApp.

The choices in the Hadoop-as-a-service category include Altiscale, Amazon EMR (including MapR), MapR on Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Windows Azure HDInsight Service, Mortar Data, Qubole, Rackspace Big Data, SunGard Unified Analytics Services and Treasure Data.

To give your view on this and other questions related to the adoption of Hadoop, please take our 451 Research 2013 Hadoop survey.

The Data Day, Today: Feb 14 2012

Teradata closes best year ever. NetApp and EMC propose big data forum. And more.

An occasional series of data-related news, views and links posts on Too Much Information. You can also follow the series @thedataday.

* Teradata Announces 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results (PDF)

* Hell Has Not Frozen Over: NetApp and EMC Combine to Educate for Big Data Standards

* Cray Forms New Big Data Division, Hires New General Manager

* Privacy in the Age of Big Data

* ScaleBase Unveils New Elastic Load Balancing Feature at Cloud Connect

* Introducing CDH4

* Lucid Imagination “Search-as-a-Service” Powers Flexible, Cost-Effective Enterprise-Wide Data Discovery

* Couchbase Survey Shows Accelerated Adoption of NoSQL in 2012

* Open Source OData Tools for MySQL and PHP Developers

* New Release of WhereScape’s Data Warehouse Development Environment Enables Cross-Platform Database Appliance Support

* On MongoDB, SQL and ACID

* For 451 Research clients

# IxReveal seeks opportunities as a hub for data fusion Impact Report

# 5000fish sets out to swim beyond an IT services management pond in BI Impact Report

# Zimory boosts Scale cloud database with pickup of sones development team Deal Analysis Report

# Alpine Data outlines strategy as it follows the workflow for advanced analytics Market Development report

# 10gen targets agility and flexibility for increased document database adoption Market Development report

# ScaleArc expands its database-clustering and load-balancing focus beyond MySQL Market Development report

And that’s the Data Day, today.