What is Apache Hadoop?

The open source framework for storing and extracting insight from massive volumes of data.

Open Enterprise Apache Hadoop: The Ecosystem of Projects

Apache Hadoop® is an open source framework for distributed storage and processing of large sets of data on commodity hardware. Hadoop enables businesses to quickly gain insight from massive amounts of structured and unstructured data.

Numerous Apache Software Foundation projects make up the services required by an enterprise to deploy, integrate and work with Hadoop.  Each project has been developed to deliver an explicit function and each has its own community of developers and individual release cycles.

Presentation & Applications
Enable both existing and new applications to provide value to the organization.
Enterprise Management & Security
Empower existing operations and security tools to manage Hadoop.
Governance Integration
Data Lifecycle & Governance
Data Workflow
Data Access
Access your data simultaneously in multiple ways (batch, interactive, real-time)
  • ISV Engines
Store and process your Corporate Data Assets
HDFS Hadoop Distributed File System
Data Management
Store and process your Corporate Data Assets
Administration Authentication Authorization Auditing Data Protection
Deploy, Manage and Monitor
Provisioning, Managing, & Monitoring
Deployment Choice
  • Linux & Windows
  • On Premise or Cloud/Hosted

Data Management. Store and process vast quantities of data in a storage layer that scales linearly.

Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is the core technology for the efficient scale out storage layer, and is designed to run across low-cost commodity hardware. Apache Hadoop YARN is the pre-requisite for Enterprise Hadoop as it provides the resource management and pluggable architecture for enabling a wide variety of data access methods to operate on data stored in Hadoop with predictable performance and service levels.

Apache Hadoop YARN
Part of the core Hadoop project, YARN is a next-generation framework for Hadoop data processing extending MapReduce capabilities by supporting non-MapReduce workloads associated with other programming models.

Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is a Java-based file system that provides scalable and reliable data storage that is designed to span large clusters of commodity servers.

Data Access. Interact with your data in a wide variety of ways – from batch to real-time.

Apache Hive is the most widely adopted data access technology, though there are many specialized engines. For instance, Apache Pig provides scripting capabilities, Apache Storm offers real-time processing, Apache HBase offers columnar NoSQL storage and Apache Accumulo offers cell-level access control. All of these engines can work across one set of data and resources thanks to YARN and intermediate engines such as Apache Tez for interactive access and Apache Slider for long-running applications. YARN also provides flexibility for new and emerging data access methods, such as Apache Solr for search and programming frameworks such as Cascading.

  • Apache Accumulo
    Accumulo is a high performance data storage and retrieval system with cell-level access control. It is a scalable implementation of Google’s Big Table design that works on top of Apache Hadoop and Apache ZooKeeper.
  • Apache HBase
    A column-oriented NoSQL data storage system that provides random real-time read/write access to big data for user applications.
  • Apache HCatalog
    A table and metadata management service that provides a centralized way for data processing systems to understand the structure and location of the data stored within Apache Hadoop.
  • Apache Hive
    Built on the MapReduce framework, Hive is a data warehouse that enables easy data summarization and ad-hoc queries via an SQL-like interface for large datasets stored in HDFS.
  • Apache Kafka
    Kafka is a fast and scalable publish-subscribe messaging system that is often used in place of traditional message brokers because of its higher throughput, replication, and fault tolerance.
  • Apache Mahout
    Mahout provides scalable machine learning algorithms for Hadoop which aids with data science for clustering, classification and batch based collaborative filtering.
  • Apache Pig
    A platform for processing and analyzing large data sets. Pig consists of a high-level language (Pig Latin) for expressing data analysis programs paired with the MapReduce framework for processing these programs.
  • Apache Slider
    A framework for deployment of long-running data access applications in Hadoop. Slider leverages YARN’s resource management capabilities to deploy those applications, to manage their lifecycles and scale them up or down.
  • Apache Solr
    Solr is the open source platform for searches of data stored in Hadoop. Solr enables powerful full-text search and near real-time indexing on many of the world’s largest Internet sites.
  • Apache Spark
    Spark is ideal for in-memory data processing. It allows data scientists to implement fast, iterative algorithms for advanced analytics such as clustering and classification of datasets.
  • Apache Storm
    Storm is a distributed real-time computation system for processing fast, large streams of data adding reliable real-time data processing capabilities to Apache Hadoop® 2.x
  • Apache Tez
    Tez generalizes the MapReduce paradigm to a more powerful framework for executing a complex DAG (directed acyclic graph) of tasks for near real-time big data processing.
  • MapReduce
    MapReduce is a framework for writing applications that process large amounts of structured and unstructured data in parallel across a cluster of thousands of machines, in a reliable and fault-tolerant manner.

Data Governance & Integration. Quickly and easily load data, and manage according to policy.

Apache Falcon provides policy-based workflows for data governance, while Apache Flume and Sqoop enable easy data ingestion, as do the NFS and WebHDFS interfaces to HDFS.

  • Apache Atlas
    Atlas is a scalable and extensible set of core governance services that enable enterprises to meet their compliance    requirements based on business taxonomical and operational metadata
  • Apache Falcon
    Falcon is a data management framework for simplifying data lifecycle management and processing pipelines on Apache Hadoop®. It enables users to orchestrate data motion, pipeline processing, disaster recovery, and data retention workflows.
  • Apache Flume
    Flume allows you to efficiently aggregate and move large amounts of log data from many different sources to Hadoop.
  • Apache Sqoop
    Sqoop is a tool that speeds and eases movement of data in and out of Hadoop. It provides a reliable parallel load for various, popular enterprise data sources.

Security. Address requirements of Authentication, Authorization, Accounting and Data Protection.

Security is provided at every layer of the Hadoop stack from HDFS and YARN to Hive and the other Data Access components on up through the entire perimeter of the cluster via Apache Knox.

Apache Knox
The Knox Gateway (“Knox”) provides a single point of authentication and access for Apache Hadoop services in a cluster. The goal of the project is to simplify Hadoop security for users who access the cluster data and execute jobs, and for operators who control access to the cluster.

Apache Ranger
Apache Ranger delivers a comprehensive approach to security for a Hadoop cluster. It provides central security policy administration across the core enterprise security requirements of authorization, authentication, audit and data protection.

Operations. Provision, manage, monitor and operate Hadoop clusters at scale.

Apache Ambari offers the necessary interface and APIs to provision, manage and monitor Hadoop clusters and integrate with other management console software.

  • Apache Ambari
    An open source installation lifecycle management, administration and monitoring system for Apache Hadoop clusters.
  • Apache Oozie
    Oozie Java Web application used to schedule Apache Hadoop jobs. Oozie combines multiple jobs sequentially into one logical unit of work.
  • Apache ZooKeeper
    A highly available system for coordinating distributed processes. Distributed applications use ZooKeeper to store and mediate updates to important configuration information.

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