Wanna gain insight? Use Hadoop!
Sumant Murke | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 17, 2015

Wanna gain insight? Use Hadoop!

Score 9 out of 10
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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 have used Hadoop with large amounts of data structured as well as unstructured, which wasn't real time but had surprising results.
Hadoop has many open source plugins that can be used hand in hand with it, which makes it easy for sharing and formatting data.
I would recommend Hadoop when a system is dealing with huge amount of data.