GigaOm kicked off some good discussion in Why the days are numbered for Hadoop as we know it:
Hadoop is everywhere. For better or worse, it has become synonymous with big data. In just a few years it has gone from a fringe technology to the de facto standard. Want to be big bata or enterprise analytics or BI-compliant? You better play well with Hadoop.
It’s therefore far from controversial to say that Hadoop is firmly planted in the enterprise as the big data standard and will likely remain firmly entrenched for at least another decade. But, building on some previous discussion, I’m going to go out on a limb and ask, “Is the enterprise buying into a technology whose best day has already passed?”
Realtime is king. Low latency his queen. Or the other way around 😉 I don’t think anybody who would refuse getting their results faster, they’re just not complaining about Hadoop and MapReduce today because they don’t know better. Or rather, because better solutions aren’t available at the right price point yet.