Wave Report

The Forrester Wave™: Big Data Hadoop Distributions, Q1 2016

Five Top Vendors Have Significantly Improved Their Offerings

January 19th, 2016
With contributors:
Rowan Curran , Brandon Purcell , Holger Kisker, Ph.D. , Sophia Christakis , Shreyas Warrier , Matthew Izzi


Hadoop is data's darling for a reason — it thoroughly disrupts the economics of data, analytics, and data-driven applications. Enterprise adoption is mandatory for firms that wish to double-down on advanced analytics and create insights-driven applications to help them succeed in the age of the customer. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros can start here with Forrester's 35-criteria evaluation of five Hadoop distributions from vendors: Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM, MapR Technologies, and Pivotal Software.

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