Has the Hadoop market turned a corner?

Managed cloud services can not only bury all those ugly configuration and patching tasks, but also provide fit-for-purpose platforms for specific use cases, like BI, data warehouse optimization/ETL, or Spark. A good example is the Hortonworks Data Cloud (HDCloud) that provides services optimized specifically or Hive and Spark workloads. Managed services are the key for Hadoop providers to fulfill their promise in a much broader ecosystem.

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