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Hadoop big data adoption fails to live up to hype, says Gartner

From Computerworld UK

"Gartner research shows that more than half of companies have no current plans to adopt Hadoop-based data analytics, despite large firms like British Airways and Marks & Spencer being big fans of the technology.

Gartner's 2015 Hadoop Adoption Study has found that investment remains 'tentative' in the face of ‘sizable challenges around business value and skills’. The survey, which was conducted in February and March 2015 among 284 Gartner Research Circle members, found that only 125 respondents had already invested in Hadoop or had plans to do so within the next two years.

The Gartner Research Circle is a Gartner-managed panel composed of IT and business leaders. ‘Despite considerable hype and reported successes for early adopters, 54% of survey respondents report no plans to invest at this time, while only 18% have plans to invest in Hadoop over the next two years,’ said Nick Heudecker, an analyst at Gartner.

‘Furthermore,’ he said, ‘the early adopters don't appear to be championing for substantial Hadoop adoption over the next 24 months; in fact, there are fewer who plan to begin in the next two years than already have.’”

Read more at Computerworld UK

NCC Weekly News Update 19 May 2015



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