Forrester: OpenStack, AWS are today’s cloud ‘safe bets’

Forrester Research’s newly issued report, “The State of Cloud Platform Standard, Q4 2016,” regards OpenStack and AWS as the de facto standards for compute and storage in the cloud.

That by itself isn’t news. OpenStack has been regarded as a standard by Forrester since 2014, and AWS has been the top measure since it was considered clever to pair up talk about cloud computing with clipart of the sky.

But Forrester is watching how standards-setting bodies are using the existing base of open source projects as a starting point for real standards. The analyst firm also notes that OpenStack and AWS are far from the last words on their respective subjects.

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The top 5 Hadoop distributions, according to Forrester

A new report by Forrester Research’s big data analysts says that adopting Hadoop is “mandatory” for any organization that wishes to do advanced analytics and get actionable insights on their data.

Forrester estimates that between 60% and 73% of data that enterprises have access to goes unused for business intelligence and analytics. “That’s unacceptable in an age where deeper, actionable insights, especially about customers, are a competitive necessity,” analysts Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna write in their Wave report on Hadoop distributions that’s out this week. Application developer and delivery professionals are adopting Hadoop “en masse” they say, and the analysts predict that 100% of large enterprises will eventually adopt Hadoop.

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CIO Cloud Computing