Hadoop Adoption Proves Slow But Steady

By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 04-29-2013
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A survey of 107 attendees at the recent O’Reilly Strata conference conducted by Dimensional Insight on behalf of Rainstor, a provider of database technology that runs natively on Hadoop, finds that while the adoption of Hadoop in the enterprise is proceeding steadily, there are significant challenges that need to be overcome.

Issues surrounding how long it takes to get a Hadoop application into production coupled with a lack of real-time capabilities are proving to be important barriers to deployment. As a result, the respondents are reporting that both the number of Hadoop applications and the size of the overall Hadoop environment remain relatively small.

What Are Your Reasons for Using Hadoop?  53% identified low cost of scaling as a key reason to move to Hadoop. But 44% also identified better analysis capabilities as a key driver.

Hadoop Adoption Proves Slow But Steady
Mike Vizard has been covering IT issues in the enterprise for 25 years as an editor and columnist for publications such as InfoWorld, eWeek, Baseline, CRN, ComputerWorld and Digital Review.

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