Chalk another one (two, actually) up for Hadoop. Among the big news today is Apple stepping up its Hadoop development efforts, and Datameer targeting social-gaming companies for its Hadoop-powered spreadsheet application. Elsewhere, data center spending is still high, and IBM is looking to revolutionize high-end processors.
Apple Quietly Joins Ranks of Hadoop Users (From InfoWorld) I can’t really say this comes as a surprise. Any company serving content — especially ads — over the web (or mobile) should be using Hadoop. Insights mean money, and Hadoop is a big help.
Datameer Brings Hadoop’s Processing Power to Social Gaming Analytics (From Inside Social Games) This is a pretty ideal use case for Hadoop, although I wonder how many social gaming companies would rather pay a couple hundred grand a year rather than build their own Hadoop applications.
Six Months After “What is Data Science?” (From O’Reilly Radar) This is a recap of O’Reilly’s Big Data and analytics coverage over the past several months. It’s some insightful analysis on a topic that GigaOM readers know is just getting bigger.
$3.5 Billion in Data Center Deals Since 2008 (From Data Center Knowledge) I’m telling you, any talk of a data center bubble is seriously off the mark. Some of that demand might concentrate into a smaller number of data centers, but the demand is there.