We have been talking about Big Data &Hadoop quite a long time for now, but do we all have the actual concepts and functioning clear before we all set to use it or try to pursue a career into. Well, this can a pretty long way, apparently, this blog will try to shed some light on Hadoop& Big Data ecosystem. These two consist of several tools and components that exist in the market and are well-connected with different versions as well. What is majorly happening is that due to the rapid growth of Hadoop community, there are different versions of these components exists at times which are not completely compatible with other Hadoop components. This further makes it difficult for organizations to start with open source Hadoop. But to simplify working with Hadoop& Big Data, there are several companies that have bundled several components into their own Hadoop distribution that later they can deploy.
What is Big Data &Hadoop?
Hadoop is an open-source software framework and Big Data means literally Big Data. This is used for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware and is a collection of huge data and large datasets which is manual can’t be processed via conventional computing techniques. It actually offers a massive storage for any kind of data, which has the enormous processing power and the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks or jobs.
Why it is needed and what is the framework on which these systems are based?
As you know we live in the age of big data, where data volumes have expanded the storage & processing capabilities of a single machine, and then we have the different types of data and formats which are needed to be analyzed and all this has been tremendously increased in past years. These basics have brought 2 fundamental challenges: Firstly, How to store and work with huge volumes & variety of data and Secondly, How to analyze these vast data points &uses it for competitive advantage. Here, Hadoop fills this gap and overcome both the challenges by overcoming both challenges. In literal terms - Hadoop is based on research papers from Google & was created by Doug Cutting, who named the framework after his son’s yellow stuffed toy elephant.
Benefits of Big Data
Marketing companies are thriving hard to cope up these frameworks, on the other hand, they are also deciding their strategies for campaigns and promotions on the basis of data which is coming from customers via different social networking sites like Facebook.
Just to give a simple example – In hospitals, basedon the previous records of patients it has been easier to make the diseases and cure them efficiently on the timely basis.
Big data technologies are imperative in providing the most accurate analysis, which may lead to the most concrete decision-making that results in greater operational efficiencies, cost reductions, and reduced risks for the business.
Benefits of Hadoop
Hadoop framework permits the users to rapidly test and write distributed systems. It is one of the most efficient frameworks as it automatically distributes the data and works across the machines and in turn, utilizes the underlying parallelism of the CPU cores. In Hadoop, servers can be added or removed from the cluster dynamically without hampering the operation of Hadoop. Another big advantage of Hadoop is that apart from being open source, it is very much compatible on all the platforms since it is Java based.