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JavaOne 2013 Presentation: Next Generation Hadoop: It's Not Just Batch!

by Alex Holmes

Published September 25, 2013 in Technology

Hadoop is rapidly becoming the kernel for distributed computing. Hadoop is known as the de facto tool for anything related to batch processing, but the little-known secret is that in recent years, it has become much more than batch. The introduction of tools and technologies such as HBase, Impala, and the next-generation MapReduce architecture have brought real-time capabilities to Hadoop, and it now offers a complete ecosystem that can be used to address any challenge. This presentation explores several real-world big data problems and identifies key parts of Hadoop that can be used to solve these challenges. It also examines how real-time and batch processing can be fused to play to their strengths.