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

Business cases emerge from growing pains of Hadoop 1.0

By Cath Everett 20 Jul 2015

The hype around the early generation of Hadoop is giving way to the reality of business programmes based on Hadoop 2 and Apache Spark Read More

Inside the MapR Hadoop distribution for managing big data

By Abie Reifer 26 Apr 2016

The MapR Hadoop distribution replaces HDFS with its proprietary file system, MapR-FS, which is designed to provide more efficient management of data, reliability and ease of use. Read More

Hadoop distributions offer buyers economical options

By David Loshin 06 Jan 2016

Running on clusters of commodity servers, Hadoop offers a high-performance, low-cost approach to building a big data management architecture that supports advanced analytics initiatives across several industries. ... Read More

A look at Amazon Elastic MapReduce cloud-based Hadoop

By Abie Reifer 15 Apr 2016

The Amazon Elastic MapReduce Web service offers a managed Hadoop framework that enables users to distribute and process big data across dynamically scalable Amazon EC2 instances. Read More

Hortonworks optimizes Apache Hadoop performance

27 Aug 2015

Hortonworks has recently introduced new products to help enhance Apache Hadoop performance. Read More

Mainstream Hadoop users zero in on business benefits of big data

By Craig Stedman 08 Jul 2016

Selling business executives on the value of big data analytics applications is becoming a to-do list item for more IT managers who look to deploy Hadoop clusters in their organizations. Read More

Vendors move to make Hadoop cloud deployments simpler, less costly

By Craig Stedman 30 Sep 2016

Users increasingly are eyeing the cloud for big data management and analytics applications, and IT vendors are moving to ease the process -- and the price -- of running Hadoop in the cloud. 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 workflow automation lets IT pros go with the flow

By Kurt Marko 05 Jul 2016

Hadoop workflow managers are not just resource schedulers. They handle intricate tasks and service handoffs that are essential for managing big data services. Read More