Saturday, January 4, 2014


Dear readers, Happy New Year 2014.  Let us have a look back at 2013, on the year Big Data work began widely in the industry.

The biggest accomplishment of the Apache Hadoop Community, as a whole, is the delivery and acceptance of Hadoop 2.0. It takes Hadoop beyond a single-use data platform for batch processing to a multi-use platform that enables batch, interactive, online and stream processing.

Hortonworks was first out of the gate with its HDP 2 Platform that leverages Hadoop 2, and there’s no doubt that the company’s growing list of partners.

Cloudera announced Cloudera Enterprise 5, which is fundamental to its newly announced “Data Hub” strategy. The market had strong reactions to that.

Microsoft made a huge Hadoop-related proclamation and announced that the company now had its own Hadoop distribution, but also his plan to deliver Big Data to 1 billion users.

And MapR kept marching on its mission to make its Hadoop distro faster, safer and more secure for its customers.

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