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Hadoop Brings Benefits and Challenges to Storage Managers Addressing Big Data Needs

Published: 21 March 2012

ID: G00231865

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran


Hadoop offers a cost-effective way to process and store massive amounts of data using a scale-out architecture that's built with commodity hardware. Understanding its implications for storage is critical for storage managers addressing evolving business needs.

Table Of Contents


  • Overview of HDFS
  • Why Is Hadoop Relevant Today?
  • Hadoop's Value Proposition
  • Challenges With Using Hadoop
  • What Hadoop Is Not

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