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By Anirudh Sunder | On October 13th 2015
3 Core Components of the Hadoop Framework
The 3 core components of the Apache Software Foundation’s Hadoop framework are: 1. MapReduce – A software programming model for processing large sets of data in parallel 2. HDFS – The Java-based distributed file system that can store all kinds of data without prior organization. 3. YARN – A resource management framework for scheduling and handling resource requests from distributed applications. In this blog we’ll take a shallow dive into the Hadoop Distributed File System and its significance and contribution in providing…
By Anirudh Sunder | On October 12th 2015
Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storing and processing heavy data by distributing them on large clusters of dependable hardware. Essentially, the Hadoop framework was conceptualized to accomplish two tasks: 1. Massive data storage 2. Lightning fast processing How was this framework named? “Hadoop” was the name of a “Yellow Toy Elephant” owned by the son of one of its inventors. Hadoop as a brand experienced euphoric and progressive success because of its ability to digest and adapt exponential change and encompass impacting sub-technologies within it, which eventually enhanced its purpose of existence. With its ability…
By Chuck Ezell | On October 8th 2015
In this age of Big Data, an organization’s ability to nimbly respond or adapt to variables affecting their operations — such as sales or supply chain issues, or even the weather — increasingly depends on how well it copes with the vast amounts of data and metadata flowing into its networks. Splunk is a helpful tool for visualizing, monitoring, and analyzing all of that data and metadata. Splunk is software for searching, monitoring, and analyzing machine-generated data from various sources through a Web-style interface. Machine data refers to…
By Robin Caputo | On October 7th 2015
There’s a persistent need for part-time database administrators, including such simple issues as covering for DBAs at night or during vacations or leave. Many companies maintain databases that do not require the services of a full-time DBA, but do need to be monitored and maintained. Datavail, the world’s largest firm devoted solely to remote database administration, has released a new whitepaper called 10 Reasons You Need Half a DBA, that analyzes many companies’ experiences with fractional services. This is the second of two blog posts gleaning important…