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Making Apache Hadoop Less Retro: Bringing Standards to Big Data Ten short years ago, Apache Hadoop was just a small project deployed on a few machines at Yahoo and within a few years, it had truly become the backbone of Yahoo's data infrastructure. Additionally, the current Apache Hadoop market is forecasted to surpass $16 billion by 2020. This might lead you to believe that Apache Hadoop is currently the backbone of data infrastructures for all enterprises; however, widespread enterprise adoption has been shockingly low. While the platform is a key technology for gaining business insights from organizational Big Data, its penetration into enterprises has not lived up to Hadoop's game-changing business potential. In fact, according to Gartner, "Despite considerable hype and reported successes for early adopters, 54 percent of survey respondents report no plans to inv... (more)