Throughout history, people with new ideas—who think differently and try to change things—have always been called troublemakers.
—Richelle Mead, Shadow Kiss
In this book, we’ve discussed the variety of technology options available with Hadoop and the industry direction toward converged data, cloud deployments, data-driven applications, and open source. Open source has changed how organizations look at solving problems, and it is an area where platforms and ecosystems are being created. Open source can now mitigate risk. These technology options are continuing to evolve with the high-profile activity around predictive analytics and the innovation of open source.
We have constantly emphasized that one area of focus ...