In a few short years, Hadoop has become one of the most talked about technology innovations of the current decade. Backed by Yahoo and boasting Tesco, Google and Amazon as customers, it is gaining traction in the market. We’ve provided proof of concept projects using Hadoop, including for a global drinks manufacturer, so we know companies are out there actively looking at, and, deploying Hadoop.
Hadoop has undoubtedly been grasped by a group of global firms with enormous volumes of complex data [and resources] ready to be gobbled up. It is very attractive to those large organisations with PetaBytes and billions or hundreds of billions of rows of data.
But, sadly, for smaller organisations – which let’s face it, make up the bulk of the UK economy – Hadoop is just too big for them. They simply don’t have the data to warrant its deployment.