WSJ Article – Hadoop Hits the Big Time


Tom Davenport summarizes the value proposition of Hadoop with Big Data in his WSJ CIO Journal article –  ‘Hadoop Hits the Big Time’.  In a nutshell, significant cost savings in data storage.

He reference TrueCar’s “previous cost for storing a gigabyte of data (including hardware, software, and support) for a month in a data warehouse was $19. Using Hadoop, they pay 23 cents a month per gigabyte.”

As you are aware, Hadoop is an open source software “tool for processing data across a cluster of connected servers”. Given the interest that companies like HortonWorks and Cloudera have significant interest from major corporate IT departments, Mr. Davenport notes that companies like “IBM, Oracle Corp., and Teradata will have to scramble to figure out how to add value to Hadoop in an enterprise context”.  I am sure we will see an uptick in acquisition activity in this space.

To read the full article on the Wall Street Journal’s web site, click here.

By Nick Mavrick

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