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Posted by James Kobielus on June 3, 2011
Most Hadoop-related inquiries from Forrester clients come to me. These have moved well beyond the “What exactly is Hadoop?” phase to the stage where the dominant query is “Which vendors offer robust Hadoop solutions?”
What I tell Forrester clients is that, yes, Hadoop is real, but that it’s still quite immature. On the “real” side, Hadoop has already been adopted by many companies for extremely scalable analytics in the cloud. On the “immature” side, Hadoop is not ready for broader deployment in enterprise data analytics environments until the following things happen:
Catch me at the Hadoop Summit in Santa Clara later this month. Hadoop isn’t soup yet, but I look forward to dipping my spoon into some tasty concoctions simmering on the industry’s front burner.