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Key Considerations for Deploying Hadoop in a Public Cloud

Published: 05 August 2013

ID: G00252887

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran , Stanley Zaffos, Merv Adrian


Deploying Hadoop in a public cloud provides agility and scalability, but requires users to identify workloads that can tolerate the latency and security challenges. I&O professionals should carefully weigh the pros and cons and consider the following selection criteria for public cloud providers.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Cloud or No Cloud: A Good Question
  • Options for Deploying Hadoop in the Cloud
  • Decision Framework for Deploying Hadoop in the Public Cloud
  • Selection Criteria for Public Cloud Providers
  • Service Providers Offering Hadoop in the Public Cloud

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