I noticed this aside in a Matt Asay piece, on open source:
In the Hadoop market, Cloudera uses this so-called “Open Core” model, while Hortonworks does not. While it remains to be seen who will win the long run, in the short term Cloudera leads the market and will reportedly have over $100 million in sales in 2013.
Derrick Harris said the same back in Nov of 2012.
It’s be great if it’s true, or in the ball-park.
Good stuff from 451’s Wendy Nather on sentiment around cloud security, by security people:
Security is the biggest impediment to cloud adoption. Or it isn’t, depending on which charts you consult. The commentators in our network (for TheInfoPro, a service of 451 Research) say one thing, but we heard another when we sat around a table with senior IT and security executives.
At the end of the day (which apparently is when a lot of things happen), organizations are moving some things to the cloud; CISOs aren’t happy about it, and the means to placate them lies in the hands of people, not in technology. Vendors can hope to wear down those who are objecting to the migration, or simply wait and hope that time will erode the resistance (or make it futile). But we may see cloud vendors agreeing to new provisions in contracts over time to encourage the last holdouts. Cloud security is still very much a work in progress, no matter how you look at it.
OS X Prices by Version (via OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review)
Roadblocks to cloud – “Technology immaturity”… as our pal JP used to call it: “shit don’t work.”
So says a recent survey of 155 IT buyers. Also, this depressing note for people who like innovation:
Ranking on the low end of priorities are features that get a lot of attention in the market for their razzle-dazzle but apparently aren’t very interesting yet in the real world. Those include the ability for multiple users to simultaneously co-edit documents, which is a big Google Docs feature, and mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, which indicates there isn’t a lot of interest in using office suites with tablets just yet.
As recently as Q4 2010, Unix server revenue was 25.6 percent of the worldwide market, with Linux at 17 percent, according to IDC. By the first quarter of 2012, Linux commanded 20.7 percent of worldwide server revenue compared to Unix’s 18.3 percent. And in IDC’s most recent report covering Q2 2013, Linux was up to 23.2 percent of all revenue with $2.8 billion, while Unix fell 21 percent year over year to $1.8 billion. Unix’s Q2 server revenue of 15.1 percent was its lowest ever reported by IDC. (Windows servers account for nearly 50 percent of revenue, while IBM’s mainframes took nearly 10 percent.)