It was amazing, and tremendously exciting, to see 1600 people register and attend the 4th Hadoop Summit. Eric14's new company, Horton Works, was clearly the pre-conference buzz, and made my job of following up that much more difficult :) I made three points:
1. "Entertainment": Watson, how it works, and role of Big Data -- essentially, the points I have made in this post.
2. "Education: What enterprise use cases we are seeing -- I have talked about it in the past, and will do more in a later post.
3. "Philosophy": Building upon my earlier post.
So let me elaborate on the Philosophy. My essential points are that the "birthers" (where hadoop has been born) and "adopters" (where hadoop will be used in enterprises) have a strong intersection today, modulo some extras on both sides...
However, at t = 3 years from now, we can either go separate ways because of different demands...
The choice is ours, as a community, we need to decide which way we want to go. IBM and I are strong advocates of the following view:
I will follow up on some other points I made, especially in the education part, but the feedback I have received at the conference is very positive with the message I have been trying to convey.
Great community, let's keep it together!