Beyond Batch: The Evolution of the Hadoop Ecosystem

Hadoop Co-founder Doug Cutting explains how the Hadoop ecosystem has expanded and evolved into a much larger Big Data platform with Hadoop at its center.

Date: Monday, Feb 04 2013


Apache Hadoop started as batch: simple, powerful, efficient, scalable, and a shared platform. However, Hadoop is more than that. It's true strengths are:

  • Scalability – affordable due to the open-source nature of Hadoop and its use of commodity hardware.
  • Schema on read – save everything in raw form.
  • Data is better than algorithms – more data and a simple algorithm can be much more meaningful than less data and a complex algorithm.

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