And why others were not.
With Amazon Web Services dominating the cloud, EMC and VMware launch Pivotal to steer customers into their cloud and away from the online retailer’s public services.
The Hadoop ecosystem is suddenly frothy with competition, and not everyone is going to win. Leading contenders are those that contribute most to the ecosystem, either through Hadoop contributions or add-on software that makes Hadoop more usable.
EMC has a shiny new Hadoop distribution, which boasts improved performance and ease of use. Despite these apparent advantages, EMC has baked one thing into its product that severely cuts its odds of success: a proprietary license.
Flash storage’s blazing speed is revolutionizing enterprise storage. But speed alone isn’t good enough.