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Alan Gates | Hadoop Summit Dublin 2016

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Published on Apr 14, 2016

01. Alan Gates, Hortonworks &ODPiTechnical Steering, Visits #theCube!. (00:20)
02. Is Community More Important Than Ever. (00:55)
03. Is There A Unification Going On. (02:51)
04. Is ODPi Doing Things The Same Way That Linux Did When They Came In. (03:17)
05. Does The Community Have To Get Around This To Make It Successful. (05:36)
06. Is ODPiGoing To Create A Single Distribution. (06:33)
07. What Is The Pitch That Makes Everyone Wants This. (07:10)
08. What Is The Update On ODPi. (09:12)
09. How Much Market Forces Are You Looking At. (11:14)
10. How Does The Data Management Market Weaving In To All Of This. (12:33)
11. The Concept Is To Have The Energy Source Sticker. (14:14)
12. How Is It Going And What Is The Customer Reaction. (14:58)
13. What Is The View Of What Cloud Will Do For The Ecosystem. (16:53)
14. Public Data Public Cloud Is This The Long Term Stategy. (18:29)
15. Is The Bottom Line That This Is A Hybrid World. (20:43)
16. What Do You Hope The Ecosystem Is In The Next Few Years. (21:08)

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ODPi seeks to simplify the Big Data ecosystem | #HS16Dublin

by Nelson Williams | Apr 14, 2016

The problem with a technology as important as Big Data is that everyone is jumping in with their own version. That’s to be expected, of course, since companies and vendors all have their own ideas about what Big Data means to them. Unfortunately, getting all those different technologies to work together can be a real trick. That’s where the Open Data Platform Initiative (ODPi) comes in. The ODPi represents a set of common standards for Big Data solutions. In its own words, it’s “a nonprofit organization committed to simplification and standardization of the Big Data ecosystem with a common reference specification called ODPi Core.”

To get some insight into the ODPi project, John Furrier (@furrier) and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), cohosts of theCUBE from the SiliconANGLE Media team, spoke with Alan Gates, cofounder of Hortonworks, Inc. and a member of the ODPi Technical Steering Committee, during the Hadoop Summit Dublin 2016 conference.

Reducing complexity

“How do we make this so it’s just bonehead simple?” Gates asked, starting the conversation. That was the goal of ODPi, which he described as a way to set things up so everyone can use it. The community, he said, has to come around the project for it to be successful. By proving the value of ODPi standards and getting application vendors on board, it can gain the respect of the community, he added.

The sales pitch, Gates said, is threefold, hitting three audiences: application providers, developers and customers. ODPi can provide a set of tasks to prove compliance to their standards and also offer a stable environment so developers only have to build a product once for it to run anywhere.

Market forces

Convincing the community to adopt a set of standards means getting the big players on the bus. Gates pointed out that doing a better job of making these editions low-friction for the major vendors is better for everyone. He also mentioned that while they wanted to bring other projects into ODPi, they decided to start with a simple core just to get up and running.

So far, Gates said, customers have been very excited with ODPi. However, they’re looking for stronger feedback from the application developer community to help fine-tune the project. The next milestone, he said, is getting the operations side out, along with an update to keep up with how the tech is changing.


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