Big data basically is a unstructured data. We can not process it traditional methods. The volume, velocity, and variety of big data will bring most technologies to their knees.
Hadoop was developed because it represented the most pragmatic way to allow companies to manage huge volumes of data easily.
Hadoop was originally built by a Yahoo! engineer named Doug Cutting and is now an open source project managedby the Apache Software Foundation.
Hadoop is the framework developed by Apache to solve big data problems:
- Hadoop Distributed File System: A reliable, high-bandwidth, low-cost, data storage cluster that facilitates the management of related files across machines.
- MapReduce engine: A high-performance parallel/distributed data-processing implementation of the MapReduce algorithm
Hadoop is designed to process huge amounts of structured and unstructured data (terabytes to petabytes) and is implemented on racks of commodity servers as a Hadoop cluster.
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- Hadoop creator: Proprietary software platforms are finished (zdnet.com)
- Cloudera Search: The Newest Hadoop Framework for CDH Users and Developers (cloudera.com)
- Teradata expands Hadoop support (pcadvisor.co.uk)
- Hadoop: How it became big data’s lynchpin, and where it’s going next (zdnet.com)