Linux in the Headlines

Hadoop: What It Is And How It Works

By: linuxscribe

May 23, 2013 6:04 am

Reads:265 views



You can’t have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing and managing vast amounts of data cheaply and efficiently.

But what exactly is Hadoop, and what makes it so special? Basically, it’s a way of storing enormous data sets across distributed clusters of servers and then running “distributed” analysis applications in each cluster…

Read Full Story

(ReadWrite, Brian Proffitt)