- Great Amounts of Data
- Easy Access to Data
- Slow Discovery of the Value in Analyzing Data
Why All The Hype About Hadoop? In recent years there has been a lot of hype about Hadoop. Some have questioned whether it has actually lived up to the hype. Sure it has been useful for some companies, but mostly to massive corporations that have the money to spend on developing “data teams” that can optimize the use of the software. Furthermore, the product-as-a-service has been slow, and rather high-maintenance. Critiques of Hadoop are sprouting up everywhere. This is because many companies simply purchase Hadoop software because it is a shiny new toy. This means that many of these companies may not know how to use it properly, and therefore not reaping all the benefits from it. Read this short blog to see why spending money on software and technology is you don’t know how to use is a waste. Furthermore, many are overloading it, by attempting to analyze a combination of structured and unstructured data; making the software respond slowly. But even then, the demand is still increasing. The demand for data services, as a whole, is increasing, and rapidly. People and companies are beginning to see their competitors use smart data to increase their ROI’s. They see their competitors saving great deals of time and money using data analytics. They see innovated product development as a result of smart data. The demand for products and services in this space has driven improvements, and it is likely that these improvements and increased accessibility will continue to drive demand, resulting in a virtuous circle. A Plethora of Data Starts the Trend But where did this all spark? What catalyzed the demand? It may be the Internet of Things that is responsible for driving us to improve these software products and services. Why?