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DefinitionHadoop

Hadoop is an open source distributed processing framework that manages data processing and storage for ...Read More

Hortonworks Hadoop distribution goes to two release tracks

By Jack Vaughan 02 Mar 2016

Looking to better balance system stability and innovation, Hadoop distribution provider Hortonworks will follow two release 'cadences' for different component sets in its HDP package. Read More

Is Hadoop hard?

By Adrian Bridgwater 30 Oct 2013

The problem with Hadoop, it is said, is that tangible deployment of this open source framework for big data is tough, complex and not exactly out-of-the-box simple. Apache Hadoop describes itself ... Read More

Hadoop tool finds low-hanging fruit for migrating data warehouse jobs

By Jack Vaughan 17 Oct 2016

It's still hard to move existing data warehouse jobs to Hadoop, but emerging tools can help. Cloudera Navigator Optimizer is one such Hadoop tool tapped by digital marketing company Conversant. Read More

SQL-on-Hadoop steps out front at Hadoop Summit 2014

By Jack Vaughan 30 Jun 2014

This edition of the Talking Data Podcast takes a look at the recent Hadoop Summit 2014, where Hadoop shared the spotlight with SQL. Read More

Hadoop Distributed File System helps tackle big data

By John Webster 02 May 2016

Hadoop Distributed File System storage systems are being enlisted to tackle big data thanks to vendors like EMC, Hitachi, IBM and NetApp, and Apache. Read More

Actian's industrialised exoskeleton for Hadoop

By Adrian Bridgwater 14 Feb 2014

So how much reality is there in stories suggesting that many organisations have made significant Hadoop investments, but most projects are still experimental? Read More

New tools offer a better view into managing Hadoop clusters

By Jack Vaughan 19 Apr 2016

Running a Hadoop cluster in the data center isn't for the weak. But several new tools aim to give IT operations teams a closer look into what's going on inside Hadoop-based big data systems. Read More

Hadoop, Kafka creators big on big data streaming analytics

By Jack Vaughan 18 Apr 2016

In this edition of the Talking Data podcast, big data streaming analytics comes into focus. The technology formed a strong undercurrent at Strata + Hadoop World 2016. Read More

Hadoop - is the elephant packing its trunk for a trip into the mainstream?

By Brian McKenna 27 Apr 2015

This is a guest blog by Zubin Dowlaty, head of innovation and development at Mu Sigma. Hadoop, the open-source software platform for distributed big data computing, has been making waves over the ... Read More

Hadoop 'father' Doug Cutting talks of changes on data front

By Jack Vaughan 14 Apr 2016

Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting takes time out at Strata + Hadoop World to reflect on the software's effect on development. A willingness to experiment is still a hallmark. Read More