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Intro to Hadoop

June 10th, 2011 Leave a comment
Intro to Hadoop

Hadoop. A seemingly nonsensical word that keeps getting thrown around whenever you’re in a meeting. What does it mean? What does it do? Let’s read on and find out! What is Hadoop? Hadoop is a project by the Apache Foundation in order to handle large data processing jobs. It was originally conceived by Doug Cutting, the creator of Apache Lucene (Who based the name on his son’s stuffed pet elephant, incidentally). He was inspired to do so after hearing about Google’s MapReduce and GFS projects, which were Google’s way of handling very large amounts of data at once; Hadoop is an… View full post »