When Hortonworks announced they were going to buy Onyara I have to admit I had never heard of Onyara and had no idea what technology or value they would be bringing to the Hadoop table. To be acquired there had to be something interesting I was missing. So, Starting with a basis of no knowledge, my natural curiosity kicked in. For the past few days I have been trying to learn about Onyara and the technology they were involved with. This blog reflects a little of what I have learnt. I welcome any comments or additional information to help all of us learn more.
What follows is a round up of some of those I think are interesting, and important, from the past month with a few of my thoughts by vendor. Let me know in the comments if I missed something you think is important!
According to this Gartner report Hadoop faces challenges breaking into the enterprise. This assertion is not one I have experienced in working with customers all over Europe and Asia Pacific nor is it one that seems to be supported by the rapid growth of Hadoop ecosystem related organizations.
With Hortonworks recently declaring their Q2 results I thought now would be a good time to take stock of where Hadoop is in its adoption curve. I have focused on the two vendors who seem to have the largest market share that have declared some sort of revenue and customer count numbers: Cloudera and Hortonworks. Before I start let me say I do not work for any of these organizations. I have done my best to ensure the accuracy of these numbers using public postings and assumptions but I am open to any corrections from the named vendors if they want to contact me.