Following his Forbes article “Is it time for Hadoop alternatives?,” John Webster was quoted in Howard Baldwin’s Forbes article, “Why is everyone beating up on Hadoop?”
“Perhaps the bigger inspiration for dumping-on-Hadoop week was the impending release of potential alternatives, including Spark and Presto. As Forbes contributor John Webster noted, ‘Both Spark and Presto answer the call from enterprise users for a real time analytics platform that functions at large scale. … Surveys continue to report the slow adoption rates of Hadoop within enterprise IT. Yet interest in Big Data solutions among these same potential users is at an all-time high. Therefore, the Hadoop alternatives will get increasing attention.'”
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