What Is Hadoop?

You probably already know that Hadoop is an open source project that offers a powerful distributed platform to store and manage big data. Watch this 5-minute episode of Forrester TechnoPolitics to understand how Hadoop works and why it’s hot! You may also be interested in What Is A Data Scientist.

Check out the Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014.

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Hello, It is very nice and

It is very nice and informative blog as my parents are compelling me to Learn Hadoop course and via you video I come to know why hadoop?
what is hadoop?
Its storage and processing using HDFS and mapreduce.
plugin play architecture and that shifting process that node concept.
Really a very good video uses a very good method and examples.
Now its my own choice to learn hadoop.
So now I am looking for online hadoop course.
Please do me a favour regarding this as my parents are saying to take the course from following course
So it is a good platform to learn??

Really it is a motivates me a lot to learn Hadoop.
Thank You for sharing such video and blog.

Thanks. I'm glad you liked

Thanks. I'm glad you liked it. I haven't reviewed online courses for Hadoop so I am not in a position to recommend any. However, you will need to know Java to learn Hadoop. So, you'll need that first if you don't already have it.

This is really nice post. Can

This is really nice post. Can you please tell me what is Hadoop Map Reduce ?

Hey really nice post! Shruti,

Hey really nice post!
Shruti, you mind find this link helpful http://goo.gl/UOQQmE.

Here some online hadoop tutorials are reviewed .