Overheard: Word of the Day

Jan 2 2013   12:11PM GMT

Word of the Day – Hadoop definition

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“SQL may have taken a punch or two in 2012, but it refused to go down for the count. Companies specializing in the alternative NoSQL and Hadoop side of things brushed up their SQL credentials this year.” – Jack Vaughan

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Hadoop, an open source framework that supports large data sets in a distributed computing environment.

As 2013 approaches, Jack says there’s a distinct possibility that big data may move from hot topic to practical reality. The reasons why? A big push behind data-driven decision making (intuition and common sense are out — data is in) and an improved understanding that NoSQL does not prohibit structured query language (SQL).

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