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Strata Standards Stories: Different Stores For Different Chores

by Merv Adrian  |  October 4, 2015

Has HDFS joined MapReduce in the emerging “legacy Hadoop project” category, continuing the swap-out of components that formerly answered the question "what is Hadoop?" Stores for data were certainly a focus...

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Hadoop Helpers - Projects Without Commercial Support

by Merv Adrian  |  August 11, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has over 350 projects underway, and others are being developed in the open source community for use with (and without)  the Hadoop stack. In recent posts...

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Hadoop Projects Supported By Only One Distribution

by Merv Adrian  |  August 9, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has succeeded admirably in becoming a place where new software ideas are developed: today there are over 350 projects underway. The challenges for the Hadoop user are twofold: trying to...

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Now, What Is Hadoop? And What's Supported?

by Merv Adrian  |  July 2, 2015

Updated August 11, 2015 This perennial question resurfaced recently in a thoughtful blog post by Andreas Neumann, Chief Architect of Cask, called What is Hadoop, anyway?. Ultimately, after a careful deconstruction of...

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Strata Spark Tsunami – Hadoop World, Part One

by Merv Adrian  |  October 31, 2014

New York’s Javits Center is a cavernous triumph of form over function. Giant empty spaces were everywhere at this year’s empty-though-sold-out Strata/Hadoop World, but the strangely-numbered, hard to find, typically inadequately-sized...

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Hadoop Is A Recursive Acronym

by Merv Adrian  |  October 13, 2014

Hopefully, that title got your attention. A recursive acronym - the term first appeared in the book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid and is likely more familiar to tech folks...

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What Is Hadoop....Now?

by Merv Adrian  |  June 28, 2014

In February 2012, Gartner published How to Choose The Right Apache Hadoop Distribution (available to clients). At the time, the leading distributors were Cloudera, EMC (now Pivotal), Hortonworks (pre-GA), IBM, and MapR. These players all...

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Hadoop is in the Mind of the Beholder

by Merv Adrian  |  March 24, 2014

This post was jointly authored by Merv Adrian (@merv) and Nick Heudecker (@nheudecker) and appears on both blogs. In the early days of Hadoop (versions up through 1.x), the project...

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AAA is Not Enough Security in the Big Data Era

by Merv Adrian  |  January 13, 2014

Talk to security folks, especially network ones, and AAA will likely come up. It stands for authentication, authorization and accounting (sometimes audit). There are even protocols such as Radius (Remote...

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