Hadoop and Big Data
Doug Cutting, Cloudera’s Chief Architect, helped create Apache Hadoop out of necessity as data from the web exploded, and grew far beyond the ability of traditional systems to handle it. Hadoop was initially inspired by papers published by Google outlining its approach to handling an avalanche of data, and has since become the de facto standard for storing, processing and analyzing hundreds of terabytes, and even petabytes of data.
Apache Hadoop is 100% open source, and pioneered a fundamentally new way of storing and processing data. Instead of relying on expensive, proprietary hardware and different systems to store and process data, Hadoop enables distributed parallel processing of huge amounts of data across inexpensive, industry-standard servers that both store and process the data, and can scale without limits. With Hadoop, no data is too big. And in today’s hyper-connected world where more and more data is being created every day, Hadoop’s breakthrough advantages mean that businesses and organizations can now find value in data that was recently considered useless.
Restructure Your Thinking:
Make Big Data the Lifeblood of Your Enterprise
With data growing so rapidly and the rise of unstructured data accounting for 90% of the data today, the time has come for enterprises to re-evaluate their approach to data storage, management and analytics. Legacy systems will remain necessary for specific high-value, low-volume workloads, and complement the use of Hadoop -optimizing the data management structure in your organization by putting the right Big Data workloads in the right systems. The cost-effectiveness, scalability, and streamlined architectures of Hadoop will make the technology more and more attractive. In fact, the need for Hadoop is no longer a question. The only question now is how to take advantage of it best, and the enterprise-proven answer is Cloudera.