There has been much debate over the future of Hadoop in recent months. Should it work more like a cloud object store? Should it support GPUs and Docker or Kubernetes? Should compute and storage be separated in Hadoop? Is it even necessary anymore? The folks at Splice Machine have their own take: If you make Hadoop look more like a relational database, then people will do more with it.
“Everybody is struggling to figure out how to expose what’s been put on the data lake to the business,” Splice Machine founder and CEO Monte Zweben told Datanami at the recent Strata Data Conference. “Our opinion is that you can take infrastructure that people understand, like relational database management systems, and run them directly on the data lake.”
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