How so? Cloudera gets an "insane amount" of 900M investment, and HortonWorks - 100M. What does this mean? - Depends on who you ask. Reuters review just talks about big valuations and hints at a need for caution. However, my favorite reviewer Matt Asay has a more radical point of view: it is "a declaration of war. War on incumbent data infrastructure providers, but it's also war on an increasingly outdated way of thinking about data."
Who is right? We asked our artist, and the opinion came back: Hadoop is cool, way cool.