30 Sep '15, 4am
Oops: first listed Bitcoin mining firm just quit mining, getting into fintech
Hortonworks' Dataflow is meant to support both the Internet of Things as well as the application-to-application analytics that traditional stream processors underpin. More broadly, stream processors are becoming core functionality the complements the more familiar batch processing engines such as Hive, HBase, or Impala. Applications that need near real-time functionality have to evaluate stream processors as core parts of their application design patterns. CIO's and CTO's now have to choose a Hadoop platform vendor as part of a more strategic, long-term partnership than ever before. New functionality is splintering the Hadoop ecosystem and customers don't really have second source options with different Hadoop distributions. We are now reentering the territory of the proprietary flavors of Unix in the '90s.