Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware. It provides massive storage for any kind of data, enormous processing power and the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks or jobs. I recently had the opportunity to attend Dell World 2015 and participate in a main track session panel - What's the Big Deal About Hadoop?
More than any other big data technology, Hadoop has captured the interest and attention of business leaders because it redefines the economics of data management and enables the discovery of relationships and insights in data sets that were previously hidden or out of reach. According to Gartner, 68 percent of Hadoop adoption is initiated within the C-suite. To respond to this interest, organizations will need to understand how Hadoop works, how it can complement existing systems and workloads to modernize the data pipeline, how it can deliver the business value expected, and how you can prepare to implement it and get started more easily.