Why the Hoopla over Hadoop? - Slide 7

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One innovative way companies are putting Hadoop to use is to analyze the data stored in sensors. The Tennessee Valley Authority uses smart-grid field devices to collect data on its power-transmission lines and facilities across the country. These sensors send in data at a rate of 30 times per second – at that rate, the TVA estimates it'll have half a petabyte of data archived within a few years, according to CNET. The TVA uses Hadoop to save and analyze that data, which means the TVA can identify potential grid problems before power failures occur.

Hadoop is a hot topic right now, in the tech press and in the minds of IT organizations with large amounts of data. What is Hadoop and why should business leaders care? Loraine Lawson has broken down the reasons in nine easy to understand facts.

 

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