Gartner Research

Market Guide for Hadoop Distributions

Published: 15 December 2015

ID: G00273381

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian , Nick Heudecker , Ankush Jain


As enterprises retool for digital business, Hadoop distributions are also targeting new use cases, where the advantages of incumbent DBMS vendors are less relevant. Information managers need to grasp these market shifts and their impacts.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

Market Direction

Market Analysis

  • Software Distributions
  • Cloud as a Deployment Option
  • Appliance Options Continue to Resonate

Representative Vendors

  • Selected Hadoop Software Distribution Vendors
  • Selected Hadoop Appliance Vendors
  • Selected Hadoop Infrastructure as a Service Offerings
  • Selected Hadoop Platform as a Service Vendors

Market Recommendations

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