I'm guessing that this announcement from EMC World might turn a few heads.
EMC's Data Computing Division (e.g. the Greemplum guys) announced their intent to offer industrialized and integrated enterprise-class versions of Hadoop -- the open source-based darling for high-end analytics using unstructured data.
There's a cool new appliance, dubbed the EMC Greenplum HD Data Computing Appliance. There are new "HD" community editions and enterprise software-only editions. Endorsement, certification and integration from a slew of industry partners.
Simply put, with this announcement, it's safe to say that Hadoop is quickly moving from exotic to mainstream. And that's cool.
More later on this when I can catch my breath ...