There have been few forces more disruptive over the last few years than big data, at the center of which is the Hadoop ecosystem. When organizations can effectively leverage Hadoop, the potential IT and business benefits can be particularly large, and a number of pioneering organizations have already achieved this success. However, Hadoop is hard and many companies find themselves disillusioned by its failure. This white paper looks at how software providers have begun to update their tools to help ease the pain of Hadoop and outlines the four categories IT teams need to consider when undertaking Hadoop projects.
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