What is Hadoop?

Since much of big data is "unstructured", it must be formatted to make it suitable for data mining and analysis. Hadoop solves this problem, and is the core platform for structuring big data.

Big Data University describes Hadoop as follows:

Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri (from Information Week) offers some additional insights to help you understand what Hadoop is.

What are Hadoop’s Limitations?

Hadoop Training

For more in depth information and training on Hadoop, check out these online sites:

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