Video presentation of Hadoop, by Doug Cutting

A nice video presentation of what Hadoop is, by Doug Cutting, the father of Hadoop.


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 – it’s affordable due to it being open-source and its use of commodity hardware for reliable distribution.

  • Schema on read – you can afford to 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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