Big data enters open-source hype cycle

“Is it the open source hype cycle, replayed in big-data

“Possibly. Open source was all the rage in the tech press for
years as it promised to lower costs while improving enterprise IT
freedom. Ultimately, a few start-ups cashed out big time (MySQL,
JBoss), but for the most part the real value in open source came as
both IT vendors and in-house IT organisations turned to open source
to provide raw material for their software projects. Open source
became less about sales and more about code, which was exactly what
it was designed to do.

“Call it data warehousing and data mining. Call it business
analytics. Call it whatever you want. It’s not new, and it’s not
even necessarily a game changer, given that many industries have
long been optimising for data collection and analytics, potentially
leaving little room to significantly improve.”

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