This reminds me of the line in All the President's Men when Ben Bradlee goes "half the country never even heard the word 'Watergate'!"
Sorry couldn't resist :-)
From: hadoopman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 07:18:12
Subject: Re: Hadoop demand
My guess is it's like back in the days when Linux was considered a 'bad'
option for running a production system and people would freak out when
they found out about it. It was so new and people were just learning
what it's all about. Today it's very mainstream but it took people a
while to figure out what to do with it.
Hadoop is very much like Linux back then. Today people are still
figuring out what to do with it and how to solve their big data
problems. I think many people are training internally to figure it out
aswell. That's what we did :-)
On 04/28/2011 08:23 PM, Mark Kerzner wrote:
if you search for "Hadoop" on Dice, you get under 400 hits. We all have no
doubt that the demand is greater. Does it mean that companies prefer to
train their personnel rather than search for hard-to-find resources? One
indication that this is true would be Cloudera's training being sold out :)
Another - Hadoop books being bestseller, which is true for Tom White's book
with 5,000 Amazon bestseller rank.