A post on the HP blog answering 5 questions about Hadoop:
- Why Hadoop?
- What is Hadoop?
- What does it do?
- What is it good for?
- What’s the future?
With the current momentum behind Hadoop, there’s no question that it’s here to stay. But it’s best to think of Hadoop as a starting point for interesting developments to come.
As you probably know, HP owns Vertica, a column-oriented SQL database for data warehousing and BI, but when talking about Big Data HP includes both Vertica and Hadoop.
Original title and link: Hadoop: Answering the Basic Questions: Why, What, How, Where ( ©myNoSQL)