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IBM’s Watson Fails To Compute In A World Of Open-Source Hadoop

11th Jan `14, 02:35 AM in Hadoop

IBM’s supercomputer Watson knows almost everything there is to know—except how to generate a lot of revenue, that…

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IBM’s supercomputer Watson knows almost everything there is to know—except how to generate a lot of revenue, that is.

Watson has accounted for just $100 million in IBM’s revenue over the last three years, according to The Wall Street Journal, even though the company hopes Watson will bring in $1 billion annually by 2018. There are several reasons for such stunted growth, but the biggest may simply be that IBM is a luxury in a world of commoditized, open-source Big Data analytics.

Why pay millions for Watson when you can run Hadoop for free?

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