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Use This Decision Framework to Determine If Hadoop Should Be Run in the Cloud

Published: 30 September 2016

ID: G00313358

Analyst(s): Arun Chandrasekaran


I&O leaders need to carefully assess the trade-offs involved before deciding whether to run Hadoop on-premises or in the cloud. There are many consumption models in the cloud, each of which provides unique benefits and challenges, and Gartner has developed a framework for assessing the best options.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • The Big Question: Cloud Versus On-Premises
  • Hadoop in the Cloud Consumption Models
    • Cloud IaaS
    • Packaged Cloud Hadoop as a Service (HaaS)
    • Hadoop Platform as a Service (HPaaS)
  • The HaaS and HPaaS Markets

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