Hadoop & the Big Data Market: How big is it?
According to Allied Market Research (AMR), sales of Hadoop-related software, hardware and services are forecast to tip $50.2 billion by 2020 worldwide. So what is all the buzz? Hadoop’s presence in the enterprise is unstoppable. Its unique approach to data management is transforming how companies store, process, analyze, and share big data. As volumes of business data continue to increase, organizations are rapidly adopting Hadoop to store, manage, and process Big Data for use in analytics, business intelligence (BI), and decision support.
What is Hadoop?
Apache Hadoop is an open-source software development framework for data analytics and distributed computing. Expanding demand for the processing and analysis of diverse data sets, incorporating raw unstructured and structured data, is driving related projects and adoption.
Who is using Hadoop?
Sears, American Express, Bank of America, Facebook, AT&T, Yahoo, Cisco, Ebay, Bloomberg, TrueCar and Priceline to name a few.
Who are the leading companies driving the Hadoop movement?
As far as Hadoop distribution is concerned, the three companies that really stand out are: Cloudera, MapR and Hortonworks. Cloudera has been around for the longest time since the creation of Hadoop. Hortonworks came later. While Cloudera and Hortonworks are 100 percent open source, most versions of MapR come with proprietary modules. Each vendor/distribution has its unique strength and weaknesses, and each have certain overlapping features as well. If you are looking to make the most of Hadoop’s immense data processing power, it makes sense to do a comparative study of the top three Hadoop distributions.