The State of Hadoop: Survey Forecasts Substantial Growth

by Ostatic Staff - Sep. 18, 2015

How committed to Hadoop are organizations working with Big Data tasks? Over 75 percent of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. According to the 2015 Hadoop Maturity Survey, 49 percent of respondents have already gotten real value via their deployments, while another 45 percent of Hadoop users say they’re hopeful they'll get real value soon.

AtScale's survey was based on answers from more than 2,100 participants in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia, and the company claims it is the richest survey on the state of Hadoop ever.

More than three quarters of respondents (76%) reported that they plan to do more with Hadoop over the next three months. About 77% of respondents are actively using Hadoop. They are already operating between 10 and 500 Hadoop nodes. And many of them believe they will reap strategic advantages.

The results come at a time when some reports claim that organizations are having difficulty with Hadoop. Gartner, Inc.'s 2015 Hadoop Adoption Study, involving 284 Gartner Research Circle members, found that only 125 respondents who completed the whole survey had already invested in Hadoop or had plans to do so within the next two years. The study found that there are difficulties in implementing Hadoop, including hardship in finding skilled Hadoop professionals.