No Red Hat for Hadoop Wikibon. Experts Agree
Will a Red Hat for Hadoop, that is a single commercial entity that represents the Hadoop ecosystem and sets direction for it, emerge? That is a question that Wikibon Chief Analyst and Co-Founder David Vellante raised during a discussion with Big Data analyst and Wikibon Chief Contributor Jeff Kelly in the SilionAngle Cube during a recent visit to Atlas Ventures in Boston.
A year ago, when EMC announced its partnership with MapR, the speculation at Wikibon and SiliconAngle was that EMC was vying to become that company. But at EMCworld 2012, EMC Information Infrastructure Products President and COO Pat Gelsinger said in an interview on The Cube that there would be no “Red Hat of Hadoop.” Answering his own question, Vellante said in part the answer depends on your definition of what you mean by a “Red Hat”. “Red Hat had a $10 billion market cap,” he said. “I’ll make a prediction right now that somebody will emerge in this Big Data space with a $10 billion plus market cap.”
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