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How to Use Hadoop as a Piece of the Big Data Puzzle

White Paper Published By: SAS
Published:  Sep 13, 2013
Type:  White Paper
Length:  8 pages

What Hadoop Can Do for Big Data? 

Imagine you have a jar of multicolored candies, and you need to learn something from them, perhaps the count of blue candies relative to red and yellow ones. You could empty the jar onto a plate, sift through them and tally up your answer. If the jar held only a few hundred candies, this process would take only a few minutes.

Now imagine you have four plates and four helpers. You pour out about one-fourth of the candies onto each plate. Everybody sifts through their set and arrives at an answer that they share with the others to arrive at a total. Much faster, no?

That is what Hadoop does for data. Hadoop is an open-source software framework for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware. Hadoop delivers enormous processing power the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks and jobs making it a remarkably low-cost complement to a traditional enterprise data infrastructure.

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