As we begin to dive deeper into the connected world, there has been an explosion of structured and unstructured data. Additionally, advancements in Apache Hadoop and other Big Data technologies, cloud computing and machine learning tools all play into how this world will evolve. Over the last ten years, Apache Hadoop has proven to be a popular platform among seasoned developers who require a technology that can power large, complex applications. However, for customers, partners and application ISVs who write on-top of Hadoop, there is still one huge issue that remains; Interoperability. In this talk, john Mertic will take a closer look at how Apache Hadoop can become more interoperable to accelerate big data implementations.