Read the February 2017 Gartner report: Market Guide for Hadoop Distributions by Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian and Ankush Jain. As more Hadoop deployments move to the cloud and a monolithic platform is less relevant, vendors are reshaping offerings and targeting specific use cases. Data and analytics leaders need to understand this competitive shift and how it impacts purchasing and deployment decisions.
- The focus for new and existing Hadoop deployments has shifted to the cloud. Inquiries on cloud-based Hadoop deployments are up 25% year over year. Lowering costs and coping with complexity are the primary motivating factors for cloud-based deployments.
- The report includes a list of representative vendors: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudera, Cray, Google Cloud Platform, Hortonworks, Huawei, IBM, MapR Technologies, Microsoft, Oracle, Qubole, Seabox, Teradata, and Transwarp.
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