5 Reasons Why Hadoop Is Ready for Enterprise Prime Time

As 2014 gets into full swing, Hadoop is increasingly being used for applications that are integral to daily business operations. No longer is Hadoop viewed by some organizations as just a platform for big data proof-of-concept applications. IT leaders should be developing a strategy for production-ready infrastructure, now, so they are ready to leverage the emerging technical advances that make Hadoop more capable of supporting business-critical big data applications.
Inspired by Google’s MapReduce, Hadoop has earned its stripes as a platform supporting large-scale computing for Yahoo, Facebook and other Internet giants. However, until now it hasn’t been universally considered mainstream technology, in part because of v1 technical constraints and the scarce technical skillsets Hadoop requires.

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