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Sep 27 2016   9:31PM GMT

Hadoop cluster

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Big Data analytics

A Hadoop cluster is a special type of computational cluster designed specifically for storing and analyzing huge amounts of unstructured data in a distributed computing environment. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“A Hadoop cluster based on commodity hardware is better positioned to scale incrementally, and the required investment in a few more compute nodes and storage devices should be relatively small.” – David Loshin

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Related Terms
application clustering
unstructured data
distributed computing
parallel processing software

Related Tags
Big data analytics
Hadoop framework

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