Big Data Is Dead. Long Live Big Data AI.

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In December 2014, I asked whether we were at the beginning of “the end of the Hadoop bubble.” I kept updating my Hadoop bubble watch  through the much-hyped IPOs of Hortonworks and Cloudera. The question was whether an open-source distributed storage technology which Google invented (and quickly replaced with better tools) could survive as a business proposition at a time when enterprises have moved rapidly to adopting the cloud and “AI”—advanced machine learning or deep learning.

In January 2019, perennially unprofitable Hortonworks closed an all-stock $5.2 billion merger with Cloudera. In May 2019, another Hadoop-based provider, MapR, announced that it would shut down if it were unable to find a buyer or a new source of funding. On June 6, 2019, Cloudera’s stock declined 43% after it cut its revenue forecast and announced that its CEO is leaving the company. Valued at $4.1 billion in 2014, Cloudera’s current market cap is $1.4 billion.

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