According to a 2015 survey on big data adoption, only 25% of current Hadoop users work with a Hadoop distribution vendor. Why’s the number so low? Well, it’s changing. Most early adopters experimented internally with Hadoop as pilot programs. Now that more companies are ready for full-scale deployments, many are realizing that they lack the internal skills and expertise to make that transition to production and have begun looking for a Hadoop data management partner.
Fast forward to 2017 and according to interviews done by Datanami with leaders in big data, Hadoop is far from dead.
If I were in that 75% looking for a partner to help me with Hadoop data management, there are a number of key questions I’d ask to vet whether or not a potential Hadoop partner would be able to meet my requirements. Specifically, I would want to understand if they would be able to help me determine the best big data solutions to support my company’s business strategy, develop a sound strategy for data management, and develop a solid implementation strategy.
Here are the top eight questions I would ask when talking with a Hadoop partner.
Applications of Hadoop are still evolving and companies are forecasted to spend nearly $800 million on Hadoop and Hadoop-related services in 2017, according to a report by Forrester. As you can see, it’s increasingly critical for IT teams to begin investigating third-party Hadoop partners now. Spend a good amount of time talking to experts in the space – particularly important for larger companies that likely will need an end-to-end big data solution – so that you’re sure to get the information you need to make the right decisions.
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