This IDC study assesses the storage component of the enterprise Hadoop market. It includes a qualitative assessment of the capabilities of vendors and their platforms that can be used as alternatives to the Hadoop File System (HDFS). All of the products mentioned in this document belong to the file- and object-based storage (FOBS) market. IDC expects that market forces such as fierce competition and buyer demand will accelerate the metamorphosis of this important market segment.
"There are several solutions in the market today that are excellent drop-in replacements for HDFS. They vary all the way from for open source alternatives to paid commercial solutions. Businesses considering a Hadoop deployment have a good set of options to select from but should make the selection after consideration of what impact the selection can have on their infrastructure," said Ashish Nadkarni, research director at IDC.