An open-source software framework that is used for distributed storage and processing of big data sets across clusters of computers using simple programming models; the Apache project.
|Developed by||Doug Cutting|
|Latest stable version||Hadoop 2|
|Used by||Facebook, eBay, Yahoo!|
Almost everywhere you go online now, Hadoop is there in some capacity. Facebook, eBay, Etsy, Yelp, Twitter, Salesforce.com – you name a popular web site or service, and the chances are it is using Hadoop to analyze the mountains of data it is generating about user behavior and even its own operations. Even in the physical world, forward-thinking companies in fields ranging from entertainment to energy management to satellite imagery are using Hadoop to analyze the unique types of data they’re collecting and generating.