Ready to join the growing ranks of businesses (including a number of Fortune 500 companies) that are utilizing the power of Hadoop for big data analysis? Then you’ll want to be able to pick the right Hadoop vendor. There are a lot of companies out there promising the moon and stars, and many can truly deliver an enormous ROI on big data innovations. However, the right vendor for your applications isn’t necessarily the right one for another business. Unfortunately, with the growing demand for big data analytics, there are also some newcomers out there that can’t deliver what they promise. Here’s your guide to selecting the perfect vendor for your Hadoop plans. Continue Reading
Hadoop is a computing platform that makes big data easier to handle. How Hadoop stores files and processes data are the two most important characteristics of the platform. Hadoop allows you to store files that are bigger than what can be stored on a particular server. It also allows you to store large numbers of files. How Hadoop processes data is different from how we used to think about processing. Rather than moving data over a network to be processed, the Hadoop process called MapReduce moves the processing power to the data.