Stop me if you've heard this one from your favorite neighborhood tech vendor..."We take the same techniques that hyperscalers like Google, Amazon, and Facebook use, and package it up for enterprises like you."
Despite this hyperscale hyperbole, there is a lot of merit to the concept. Democratizing technologies and techniques employed by some of the web giants is the only economical path forward for enterprises grappling with digital transformation and ever-growing data.
Hedvig's founder, Avinash Lakshman, drives this home when he talks about his Facebook days. He recalls how, after a year of developing Cassandra, he bootstrapped it one weekend with 65 million users and grew the cluster to nearly 800 million users in three years.