Why the Hoopla over Hadoop? - Slide 8

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A recent survey of 102 Hadoop developers by Karmasphere showed the top reason for using Hadoop is to mine large data sets for improved business intelligence. Increasingly, third-party companies are coming up with solutions that allow you to integrate Hadoop's data with relational databases and BI systems. Cloudera, Pentaho, Talend and Netezza are among the companies offering solutions to simplify different parts of the integration process. IBM has announced a plan for similar solutions based on its own Hadoop distribution.

Previously, you needed Java programmers to custom write this sort of integration, according to Pentaho's founder and CEO Richard Daley.

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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