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Four Steps for Developing the Use of Apache Hadoop in CSPs

Published: 11 August 2014

ID: G00262343

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , Charlotte Patrick

Summary

Hype regarding Apache Hadoop depicts communications service providers with vast data lakes — in which they will store data of all types for future analysis. In reality, cost is likely to become a limiting factor. Gartner offers best-practice advice for both technical and business decision makers.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

  • Challenges for CSPs

Analysis

  • Selecting the Best Use Cases
    • Use a Decision Tool
    • Identify "Hot Spots" of Current Activities for Further Investigation
  • Decide on What Data to Put Into Hadoop
    • Select Data Which Best Utilizes Hadoop's Strengths
    • Check Decisions Against Peers
    • Make Data Storage Decisions With Longer-Term Cost Motivations
  • Removing Organizational Inefficiencies Surrounding Hadoop Usage
    • Develop the Skill Sets of Technical Teams
    • Develop the Wider User Community
  • Overcoming Technical Challenges

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