August 2020 Hadoop Apache Project Tracker

Welcome to my co-author, Gartner analyst Sanjeev Mohan

It’s been an eventful 6 months since Merv published the last of these trackers. The Hadoop ecosystem is far from dead, as many pundits predicted. Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) has begun to ship in bare metal, public cloud and private cloud versions. MapR is now HP Ezmeral Data Fabric. Microsoft has decided to support its own Hadoop distribution in the cloud for HDInsight. Most of the key components are actively being updated.

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January 2018 Hadoop Tracker

Last month’s update was obsolete before it published. This often happens because of multiple moving parts and my extended gestation period. I needed to correct entries for both AWS and Hortonworks. The new Tracker is correct as far as I know as of January 2, 2018. Enjoy.

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Hadoop Commercial Support Component Tracker – March 2017

Stack expansion has ground to a halt. The last time an Apache project was added to the list of those most supported by leading Hadoop distribution vendors was July 2016, when Kafka joined the other 14 then commonly included. Since then, no broad support for new projects has emerged. The only project that does seem successful is the new e-scooter. With its new style and long lasting battery, it can´t fail.

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