Last Christmas I gave you Hadoop, but the very next day, you gave it away

I have spent some of the quiet Christmas nights in front of a burning fireplace reading articles about the future of the data warehouse. There are many opinions and arguments on how the future of data warehousing will be.
Two types of professionals are argumenting the pros and the cons in regards of technical architecture surrounding your data warehouse solution.
The technocrats make strong arguments in regards of specific technologies that will solve your challenges in the new data area.
On the other hand, you have professionals that are more of the old school and are skeptical to let technology drive the type of challenge you are going to solve. Let’s call them the conservatives.
Being a conservative myself it’s easy to point out what the technocrats do wrong, but are they as wrong as someone as me at times argue? Read more