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Hadoop is alive and kicking: Here's what largest Hadoop Maturity Survey says

Hadoop adoption is rapidly growing and accelerating in the enterprise, according to a survey of more than 2,200 C-suite executives worldwide.

AtScale, a vendor that provides business users with fast self-service access to Hadoop, partnered with Cloudera, HortonWorks, MapR, and TableauMapR, Tableau, and Cloudera to release what it claims to be one of the largest Hadoop surveys to date.

 Hadoop is alive and kicking: Heres what largest Hadoop Maturity Survey says

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The survey, which included responses from business executives, revealed that more than three quarters of respondents (76%) said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months.

Only 3 percent of surveyed anticipate they will be doing less in the next 12 months; and almost half of those who haven’t deployed Hadoop say they will in the next 12 months.

About 94 percent of respondents are bullish about their ability to achieve value from Hadoop and 49 percent said they are already deriving tangible value.

According to the survey, companies that deploy Hadoop to drive revenues are close to 30 percent more likely to achieve value than those who are looking to cut costs. The presence of an “executive mandate” (not sponsorship but mandate) boosts an organisation’s chances of deriving value from Hadoop by 20 percent.

Amost 81 percent of respondents who have Hadoop said they have worked with it for more than 6 months and more than three-fourth deploy between 10 to 500+ nodes.

Lack of skill sets among IT professionals is seen as the biggest block facing Hadoop adoption. About 66 percent identified this as their top challenge.

The survey stated that ETL (which means extract, transform and load) and Data Science workloads are decreasing, while Business Intelligence is gaining momentum.

Self-service could be Hadoop’s #1 upside: 60 percent of respondents complain of a lack of self-service to Hadoop; and organisations that provide business users with self-service access are nearly 50 percent more likely to realise tangible value.

“There has been a lot of confusion around the actual state of the Hadoop market,” said Dave Mariani, CEO and founder of AtScale. “With this survey, we aimed to cut through the hype, identify where leading organisations can win with Hadoop, and expose the best practices they employed to gain value faster from this new data platform.”

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Updated Date: Sep 18, 2015 12:42:39 IST