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Eight Ways to Put Hadoop to Work in Any IT Department

  • Eight Ways to Put Hadoop to Work in Any IT Department-

    Data warehouses are big, but unwieldy, which means if you want to put something in them, you need a plan. Hadoop is much more flexible, so some companies are using it to create a data sandbox where users can play with the data, and then if they find something worthwhile, they can add that query to the data warehouse. This use case should appeal to any company striving to be more “data-driven.”

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Eight Ways to Put Hadoop to Work in Any IT Department

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    Data warehouses are big, but unwieldy, which means if you want to put something in them, you need a plan. Hadoop is much more flexible, so some companies are using it to create a data sandbox where users can play with the data, and then if they find something worthwhile, they can add that query to the data warehouse. This use case should appeal to any company striving to be more “data-driven.”

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.