Information management, analytic tools and innovative applications are keys to a business’s success and Cloudera sees Hadoop as a stepping stone in the process. Information Week’s article “Hadoop Won't Displace Data Management Systems: Cloudera” talks about Hadoop’s capabilities as a complimentary component in the Big Data picture, but they have a ways to go.
The challenge for Cloudera is making the Hadoop Platform more manageable for IT departments:
Apache Hadoop is good at many things, but one thing it won't do is conquer the entire data management market. Rather, the big data platform will complement existing enterprise infrastructures and eventually integrate with legacy systems. In order for Cloudera Enterprise to take off, it's absolutely critical that we make life easy for data center staff. In addition, analysts and business users should be able to take advantage of the platform. They need great tooling and innovative applications.
Hadoop is capable of processing new analytic workloads, capturing data and retaining large amount of data but afterwards, that data has to move somewhere else. Cloudera partnered with Informatica in 2010 to help merge Hadoop data into a beneficial enterprise data management system.
Entrepreneurs today trust their companies to providers that offer professional, reliable services. If Cloudera wants to get in the competition, they’ll have to step up the pace with Hadoop. Regardless, it will still take some time before Cloudera is on the same level with more established information management companies that offer insight enabling infrastructures and all in one service.
Jennifer Shockley, September 7, 2012