Thursday, October 30, 2008

New Business Product Idea for Sun

As a Java developer I really like what Sun is doing for me (and the list would be very long). I periodically regret to read stories about Sun's poor stock market results. One example of such news can be found here: Sun reports 1.7$ billion loss and falling sales.

I can hardly come up with perfect business plan for them but I have one idea though. Why they don't build a public cluster with Hadoop for rent? As far as I know Sun engineers are interested in Hadoop technology and cloud computing is a new mantra of many web services. If I were to build a new scalable service then I would probably end up using Hadoop at some point as well. The problem is that there is a shortage of public Hadoop compatible clouds (Amazon is probably the only option as of now, Google App Engine does not provide integration with Hadoop now) and Sun has all what's needed.

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