As part of my keynote preparation at Hadoop Summit (organized by Yahoo) next week, I started to think through what I will say... I could advertise IBM, but I know how much people love "commercials" :) So I am going to go philosophical.
Hadoop was born in the web world, on-line properties. I call this the "T" use-cases, where the technology was born. Enterprise use cases, where the hadoop community will make money, is different. I call these the "M" use cases, for money. So the question is, what is the intersection and how large it is? And which way will it go, will the intersection increase or decrease?
Is it this at t = 0 (now)?
or is it this?
I will argue that based on what I have seen, the intersection is extremely high... Hence the latter.
However, I will also argue that if it drifts apart because the constituencies are different, then it is extremely dangerous. And I will argue that we as a community need to do a few things to ensure that the drift apart does not happen.
See you at the summit..