Gartner Research

Hadoop Expansion Boosts Cloud and Unsupported On-Premises Deployments

Published: 03 September 2015

ID: G00277794

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker, Merv Adrian

Summary

Hadoop deployment in the cloud is a popular choice and can substantially reduce costs. On-premises operation without paid support is also widespread. Information and analytics leaders must explore all the options to minimize their spending.

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Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Plans for deployment of Hadoop in the cloud nearly equal those for on-premises operation and an additional 29% intend continued use or new deployment in both places, challenging assumptions new adopters may have about mostly on-premises adoption
  • Unpaid, self-supported Hadoop is chosen today by 44% of on-premises users and is the leading choice for planned or continued on-premises deployments, raising support policy questions for IT leaders
  • SQL interfaces and analytics are in widespread use and are the most important factor buyers consider when choosing vendors, but Hadoop buyers often operate outside BI and analytics governance

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