Wanna gain insight? Use Hadoop!
November 17, 2015

Wanna gain insight? Use Hadoop!

Sumant Murke | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Hadoop Distributed File System
  • Hadoop MapReduce

Overall Satisfaction with Hadoop

I have being using Hadoop for the last 12 months and really find it effective while dealing with large amounts of data. I have used Hadoop jointly with Apache Mahout for building a recommendation system and got amazing results. It was fast, reliable and easy to manage.
  • Fast. Prior to working with Hadoop I had many performance based issues where our system was very slow and took time. But after using Hadoop the performance was significantly increased.
  • Fault tolerant. The HDFS (Hadoop distributed file system) is good platform for working with large data sets and makes the system fault tolerant.
  • Scalable. As Hadoop can deal with structured and unstructured data it makes the system scalable.
  • Security. As it has to deal with a large data set it can be vulnerable to malicious data.
  • Less performance with smaller data. Doesn't provide effective results if the data is very small.
  • Requires a skilled person to handle the system.
I would recommend Hadoop when a system is dealing with huge amount of data.