As it stands today, the big data ecosystem is just too large, complex and redundant. It’s a confusing market for companies who have bought into the idea of big data, but then stumble when they are faced with too many decisions, at too many layers in the technology stack. The big data ecosystem has too many standards. It has too many engines. It has too many vendors. The ecosystem, as it exists right now, alienates customers, inhibits funding of customer projects, and discourages political support for them within organizations. So what are you, the user, to do?
Yes, things are in some disarray, but they are far from hopeless. We can clean up this mess, and we can let the significant value that the big data ecosystem has created stand out. At Hadoop Summit San Jose, I presented some ideas for how we, as vendors, analysts, venture capitalists, and everyone else who makes up this big data ecosystem, can make the situation better. But more importantly, I outlined some tips and tricks for customers who are currently attempting to navigate these murky waters.
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