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Opinionated Infrastructure: Searching for Hadoop, The Money Counter Episode

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Hadoop is an extremely powerful platform for certain data management tasks, counting and sorting huge amounts of data, notably from unstructured data sources. The entire database and analytics industry is currently retooling for Hadoop, but that means customers have a lot of choices on their plate. In this video I explore the idea of counting and sorting as a service, and related packaging implications. In gonzo style of course. Whether buying an appliance, a service, or rolling their own the business is going to have high expectations about Hadoop service levels and capabilities. The trick is to balance risk against opportunity – and make the right package decisions. In any tech wave the best packager wins, and wins big, because they make things convenient for users.

disclosure: IBM sponsors this video series, but editorial responsibility is ALL MY OWN.

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