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How to Choose the Right Apache Hadoop Distribution

Published: 09 February 2012

ID: G00227159

Analyst(s): Merv Adrian

Summary

IT architects, business leaders and data scientists involved in "big data" projects can easily go wrong when they construct an Apache Hadoop stack, because the 20 or more potential components ("projects") are not integrated as commercial software packages are.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Project Structure Makes Implementing Apache Hadoop a Challenge
  • Vendor Choices Show Distributions' Focus
  • Projects Found in Distributions
  • Take These Steps to Increase Your Chances of Making the Right Choice

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