Data Storage: Big Data Analytics Is Just Starting to Reach Its Potential: 10 Reasons Why

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-07-09 Print this article Print
Hadoop Acceptance Growing

Hadoop Acceptance Growing

There is much greater acceptance of closed-source community of technology providers now building value on top of the Hadoop platform. At the recent Hadoop Summit 2012, this industry metric was shared:  There were nine providers in the Hadoop market in 2009, and now that number has surpassed 120 in 2012.
Big data—and the demands that its collection, processing and security put on IT resources—is on about every IT decision maker's mind right about now. The so-called Four V's of Big Data—volume, variety, velocity and value—are holding true as defining terms for this relatively new IT phenomenon. The amount of data is growing faster than we know, the types of data formats continue to increase, the data is moving faster than ever before and the analysis of it is proving to be surprisingly valuable for businesses in categories many had never dreamed of. This slide show touches on 10 important trends in this sector, particularly with regard to the popular batch-processing system Apache Hadoop. Our main resource is RainStor CEO John Bantleman, who has more than 20 years' experience in the management of software companies, joined RainStor as chairman in 2004, and became CEO in 2007. RainStor is a database designed to manage big data for large enterprises.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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