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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

4 responses to “LexisNexis Offers An Alternative To Hadoop”

  1. Algot Runeman

    Open Core –> Open Source –> Vendor Lock-in?

    Seeking developer interest, in this case, may also be seeking to draw developers into a proprietary trap. As this article describes it, LexisNexis is going to offer the two tier setup of a community edition and a proprietary product in which the proprietary extensions are critical to the full use of the system.

  2. David

    Algot Runeman has this exactly right. Open Core almost always represents a huge danger to real open usability of a working end product unless users pay up for the use of proprietary components and thus it is worthy of great suspicion, at best.
    Hadoop is offered under an Apache license and has an active and diverse developer network behind it already; LexisNexis offering, in its current form, does not seem an attractive alternative.

  3. Ramesh Nethi

    Interesting. I thought (was listening to a webinar) LexisNexis was using MarkLogic software for their Bigdata processing requirements.