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The Little Elephant Driving Big Data

Executive Summary

  • Despite the funny-sounding name, Hadoop is a serious enterprise software suite that drives “Big Data”
  • Hadoop enables the storage and processing of very large databases in a cluster of inexpensive servers
  • Internet companies such as Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn and many others use Hadoop to manage their databases
  • There is a growing community of startups focused on expanding and commercializing Hadoop technology

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