Some may argue that there are only three certainties in life, death, taxes and Hadoop. In its report on Hadoop predictions for 2015, tech analyst firm Forrester, calls Hadoop a “rising star” in data analytics and claims “Hadooponomics,” the economics of storing and analyzing data in Hadoop, as the trigger that feeds a robust ecosystem of new tools and new distributions. In short, the report predicts that the Hadoop ecosystem will continue to grow and become many things to many new people, from analytics to an applications platform. Maybe they’re right, but that’s one story. There’s another.