Eight Ways to Put Hadoop to Work in Any IT Department

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Sometimes, you want to archive data, but you also want to be able to access it without the hassle of sending for and uploading the archives. Hadoop allows you to store large amounts of historical data without the tapes, giving you access to that data at any time, Kalakota points out.

It’s not too hard to find use cases for Hadoop, but many seem to focus on how Internet companies use Big Data. That’s great if you’re LinkedIn, CBS Interactive or Four Square, but what about the rest of us?

What do you do with Hadoop if you’re the CIO of a more traditional enterprise IT division?

Loraine Lawson has been reading a lot about this while researching “7 Enterprise-Friendly Ways of Dealing with Big Data,” from our sister site, Enterprise Apps Today.

She found two common Hadoop uses that could be deployed by any IT department in any industry while researching that article. Since writing it, she’s found more great examples of how CIOs can use Hadoop with existing systems, for a total of eight ways any IT division can use Hadoop.


Related Topics : Fujitsu, Storage Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Virtual Tape Library, InfiniBand

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