Hadoop finds a happier home in the cloud

Enterprises don’t seem to be getting any better at figuring out Hadoop, but that hasn’t stopped them from dumping ever-increasing mountains of cash into it.

By Gartner’s preliminary estimates, 2016 spend on Hadoop distributions reached $800 million, a 40 percent spike from 2015. Unfortunately, all that spending still only has 14 percent of enterprises actually reporting Hadoop deployments, hardly climbing from 2015’s 10 percent.

One bright spot: Hadoop deployments are increasingly moving to the cloud, where they may have a better chance of success.

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