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Big data: 5 major advantages of Hadoop

21st Dec `13, 08:36 PM in Hadoop

y now, you have probably heard of Hadoop, an open source project that offers a new way to…

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y now, you have probably heard of Hadoop, an open source project that offers a new way to store and process data. While large Web 2.0 companies such as Google and Facebook use Hadoop to store and manage their huge data sets, Hadoop has also proven valuable for many other more traditional enterprises based on its five big advantages.

Hadoop is a highly scalable storage platform, because it can store and distribute very large data sets across hundreds of inexpensive servers that operate in parallel. Unlike traditional relational database systems (RDBMS) that can’t scale to process large amounts of data, Hadoop enables businesses to run applications on thousands of nodes involving thousands of terabytes of data.

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