@Steve Davies 3 Re: Big Data?
Sorry, but there are many companies that are profiting from their use of big data solutions.
"The answer may come down to one tweet from a Gartner analyst. The spoiler? Virtually no one has been successful with their big data projects. They're spending lots of money but having little success."
The issue is that those who are successful are not sharing their success stories. Nor are they talking to Gartner.
If Matt meant to talk about those companies supporting the open source product, then sure, Hortonworks and Cloudera are still burning thru cash. MapR hasn't gone public and they really haven't released their financials and their results may be interesting.
There are a couple of reasons why Cloudera and Hortonworks are having problems turning a profit but that's a different story.
Companies that have invested in Big Data are having mixed results.
In part, they hire cheap labor who don't know what they are doing.
In part, they are still early on the adoption curve and need to level set expectations.
In part, many companies don't understand the value in their data and have over estimated its worth and under estimated the costs involved in attempting to extract that data.
And yes, I am one of those 'experts' but rather than the blue talking head, I went with the flame icon.
Matt needs to do his homework before writing yet another "Hadoop is Dead" story.
The truth... Hadoop is hard. Too many learn only the basics yet fail to learn what is needed to make things actually work. Free clue. All of those on shore gray haired guys who've been in IT for more than 25+ years ... you need those guys to help with the infrastructure engineering and to help level set expectations on what you can do with the data.
And to your list:
Facebook, Google, and others that I personally know but legally can't name.