The Data Day: November 11, 2016

Make Data Platform and Analytics Great Again

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The Data Day, A few days: February 9-12, 2016

Funding for Trifacta, DataRobot and Waterline. And more

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The Data Day, A few days: January 10-16 2015

Funding for MongoDB, Basho, Neo and Treasure Data. And more

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The Data Day, A few days: November 27-December 5 2014

OpenText to acquire Actuate for $272m

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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.

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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.

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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, A few days: July 24-31 2013

Next-Gen DB market sizing. Total Data Integration. And more.

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The Data Day, Two days: November 19/20 2012

HP uncovers Autonomy irregularity. Pentaho ups big data commitment. And more.

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The Data Day, Two days: October 18/19 2012

Teradata launches Aster/Hadoop combo. Treasure Data seeks silver lining

The Data Day, Two days: September 25/26 2012

Total Data analysis. Tokutek gets flash. And more.

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The Data Day, Two days: September 21/24 2012

Alpine Data bags EMC. Infobright delivers appliance. And more.

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