What is Hadoop good for?

Jan 15, 2018 | By Roger Gaskell

It must be confusing if you are a Hadoop newbie at the moment. There are so many conflicting opinions about what it should be used for, as anecdotally demonstrated at the end of this beautifully written piece about the Big Data London event. At one end of the spectrum you have people saying, “it’s only…

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Four ways to get it wrong with SQL on Hadoop

Oct 02, 2017 | By admin

More than half of professional developers work with SQL. And for all their early revolutionary fervor, even NoSQL databases are increasingly turning to SQL-like query languages. Despite its imperfections, SQL is how the world queries data. Hadoop started from a fundamentally different position. Hadoop was about solving the problems of big data: variety, volume and…

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