Hadoop: Big Data Opportunity, Powered by Open Source

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Wondering what comes after the cloud? Literally, usually sunshine — haha. But metaphorically speaking, the next great frontier may well be big-data. And Hadoop, an open-source project enjoying ever-increasing buzz as of late, will likely be at the fore as that niche evolves. If you don’t know much about Hadoop, it’s time to learn. Here are the basics. Named after a toy elephant, Hadoop at first appearance may not inspire the greatest confidence among users. But it deserves to be taken seriously. As an open-source, freely distributable solution for distributed computing, it ha (IT news)