An Introduction to Hadoop at Data Summit 2018

Hadoop has forever changed the economics and dynamics of large-scale computing, and its use among enterprises looking to augment their traditional data warehouses continues to grow. During the first day of Data Summit, May, 21, 2018, Marco Vasquez, senior technical director, MapR, held a pre-conference workshop exploring the basics of Hadoop.

“Hadoop doesn’t move the data, it brings a function to the data,” Vasquez said. “You don’t need a lot of clusters and infrastructure to get going.” Hadoop assumes data is independent and there are a variety of strategies that can propel businesses forward when organizing data, Vasquez explained.

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