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Date: Thursday, Oct 25 2012


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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