BIG Thoughts on BIG Data

We had the pleasure of meeting with David Linthicum last month to get his thoughts on Big Data.

Many organizations are facing the reality that they have more data coming in than they can process data. Apache Hadoop offers a big opportunity for businesses, but, according to David Linthicum, enterprises are in an experimental phase with Hadoop right now trying to learn how it works and how they can best use it.

The open source yellow elephant has spawned a large following. Yahoo! has recently launched a Hadoop-spinoff company called Hortonworks as a prime player in the Big Data game to launch enterprise-quality products. Hortonworks presented recently at OSCON Data 2011 where they revealed their current goals on Hadoop security and framework scalability.

Software vendors are working on filling in the gaps in Hadoop to solve business problems for the enterprise. Cloudera is aiming to mkae the Hadoop experience pain-free with its fully integrated Hadoop distribution (CDH) and management suite; Karmasphere provides big data aalytics solutions; Pervasive DataRush optimizes Hadoop jobs to increase performance on any platform.

Where is Hadoop going? We are paving the path as we speak. Stay tuned to this blog site and the Pervasive DataRush blog for further details. And follow the latest industry news on Pervasive’s Big Data Digest!

*NOTE: This is a syndicated blog post. It was originally published on the Pervasive DataRush blog.

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