Under the Hood of Hadoop: Its Journey from Open Source to Self-Service

<img src=”http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/raymiestataheadshot.png” alt=”Raymie StataAltiscale” class=”alignleft size-full”/>Raymie StataAltiscale Raymie Stata is CEO of Altiscale. Apache Hadoop has transitioned from a Silicon Valley innovation to a critical technology for businesses around the world. What started as an in-house project at Yahoo has become the de facto-standard for Big Data processing. It is making deep impacts in industries that historically haven’t had Big Data embedded into their DNA, such as finance, healthcare and energy. What’s even more impressive is the staggering amount of innovation surrounding Hadoop with the growing ecosystem of software built on top of it. In the Hadoop ecosystem, evolution is to be encouraged, and as Hadoop continues to move beyond its Internet roots, it is also evolving. The question: “What is Hadoop?” has become a trick question of sorts given…


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