Last week I covered few product launches that were declared during the EMCWorld. This week there are news about fundings and acquisitions related to startups leveraging Hadoop.
Today TechCrunch covered $9million funding by Kliner Perkins to Datameer which offers Hadoop based Analytics platform. Batch processing like Analytics is one of the main use case of Hadoop which offers a great horizontal scalability and parallelism for such processing over commodity hardware. Key thing is that Datameer offers easy to use spreasheet interface to deal with the data so that any business person can deal with it without any coding. Datameers seems to be having a good team in place. A product head of Hadoop group in Yahoo and developer of Kata, luncen based distributed indexer based on Hadopp, are the co-founders of Datameer.
Off late there has been a lot of stories around Hadoop based companies. For example, Gigaom covered Opera Solutions which is a 100 million dollars company in analytics and uses Hadoop stack as a foundation. A nice quote from its CEO Arnab Gupta: Opera is built to “mine the signal versus mine the data [itself].
While seeing on the momentum on Hadoop, I missed to see Redhat adding Hadoop in its OpenShift, PaaS, which has included MongoDB. However, since the Hadoop’s strength is in scaling, it would be difficult to offer cloud based PaaS that would let apps to scale-out massively. May be not now, but those who has huge storage strength or datacenters would sooner or later offer it. Atleast we are seeing SaaS based on Hadoop platform covering Big Data analytics based services.
Anyway, Another couple of announcements: EMC Data award listed Apache Hadoop while NOrth Ventures added Cloudera, opensource providing training , consultancy and solutions on Hadoop, in one among top 10 open source companies to watch.