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“The name my kid gave a stuffed yellow elephant. Short, relatively easy to spell and pronounce, meaningless, and not used elsewhere: those are my naming criteria. Kids are good at generating such. Googol is a kid’s term.”
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop gladly let his son’s toy elephant decide the name for an open source software that would eventually shape the data driven 21st century. Besides the name, there is very little about Hadoop which can be termed a child’s play. Hadoop is currently available under one of Apache’s project which develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. (Hadoop Apache, n.d.)
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Hadoop is its association to Big Data. Data is something that is exploding at breakneck speed all around us. Social media actions like sharing a post on Facebook or retweeting a tweet, online exchange are sources of big data in today’s world. Systems, sensors and mobile devices transmit it. Big data is arriving from multiple sources at an alarming speed, size and subjects. The dynamics of an IT industry are based on analytics and creating meaningful information from the ever growing big data. This meaning has to be in the form of revenue and customer satisfaction, hence the need for tools to comprehend the big data for a common man. But escalating demand for insights requires a fundamentally new approach to architecture, tools and practices. A part of this escalating demands revolves around how we store big data and also process it. This is when Hadoop comes into picture.

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