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D. Henschen
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2/25/2015 | 4:58:20 PM
Is that teapot or teacup?
Maybe the Hadoop market is more akin to a teacup in market size. In any case, all the analysts do see huge market potential -- billions by 2020, or so they say. The Hadoop distributors talk a lot about the Linux model as their guiding light. Just FYI, Red Hat, founded in 1993 and one of the leaders in the Linux market, was a $1.5 billion-revenue-company in 2015. Clearly companies are spending much less money on open source technology -- so maybe we just won't see IBM-, Microsoft- and Oracle-scale companies in the future.


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