In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. While the bubble has clearly popped on Hadoop, organizations still face many questions when it comes to building for big data.
HPE’s acquisition of MapR last week was a signpost of sorts on the demise of Hadoop. Once viewed as the cutting-edge platform of the future, Hadoop now appears like another legacy platform past its prime. Customers that once looked to Hadoop as the core technology to drive their big data strategies are now looking to shift gears and adopt cloud platforms to bring those data strategies to fruition.
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