Nowadays, digital data is growing exponentially. Proliferation of its volume, variety and velocity is known as the Big Data phenomenon. Big Data includes large, diverse, complex, structured, semi-structured and unstructured datasets generated through software systems, collaboration tools, social networking, video streams, payment transactions, sensors and all other possible digital sources.
Obviously, those companies and organizations that are best able to leverage Big Data for making well-timed and well-aimed business decisions are expected to prosper in the near and distant future. The challenge here lies in finding the most efficient ways to manage, analyze, visualize and create new value from terabytes and even petabytes of information in real time.
Working with Big Data by using traditional relational databases and thousands of enormously expensive servers is no longer the best option. Here comes Apache Hadoop – a reliable open source technology that enables high-performance processing of huge amounts of data. It is an excellent solution to run large, scalable, distributed co...