Apache Hadoop is an open source software platform for distributed storage and distributed processing of very large data sets on computer clusters built from commodity hardware. Hadoop services provide for data storage, data processing, data access, data governance, security, and operations.
The genesis of Hadoop came from the Google File System paper that was published in October 2003. This paper spawned another research paper from Google – MapReduce: Simplified Data Processing on Large Clusters. Development started in the Apache Nutch project, but was moved to the new Hadoop subproject in January 2006. The first committer added to the Hadoop project was Owen O’Malley in March 2006. Hadoop 0.1.0 was released in April 2006 and continues to be evolved by the many contributors to the Apache Hadoop project. Hadoop was named after one of the founder’s toy elephant.
In 2011, Rob Bearden partnered with Yahoo! to establish Hortonworks with 24 engineers from the original Hadoop team including founders Alan Gates, Arun Murthy, Devaraj Das, Mahadev Konar, Owen O’Malley, Sanjay Radia, and Suresh Srinivas.
Some of the reasons organizations use Hadoop is its’ ability to store, manage and analyze vast amounts of structured and unstructured data quickly, reliably, flexibly and at low-cost.
The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) provides scalable, fault-tolerant, cost-efficient storage for your big data lake. It was designed to span large clusters of commodity servers scaling up to hundreds of petabytes and thousands of servers. By distributing storage across many servers, the combined storage resource can grow linearly with demand while remaining economical at every amount of storage.
MapReduce is the original framework for writing massively parallel applications that process large amounts of structured and unstructured data stored in HDFS. MapReduce can take advantage of the locality of data, processing it near the place it is stored on each node in the cluster in order to reduce the distance over which it must be transmitted.
More recently, Apache Hadoop YARN opened Hadoop to other data processing engines that can now run alongside existing MapReduce jobs to process data in many different ways at the same time, such as Apache Spark. YARN provides the centralized resource management that enables you to process multiple workloads simultaneously. YARN is the foundation of the new generation of Hadoop and is enabling organizations everywhere to realize a modern data architecture.
Apache Tez is an extensible framework for building high performance batch and interactive data processing applications, coordinated by YARN in Apache Hadoop. Tez improves the MapReduce paradigm by dramatically improving its speed, while maintaining MapReduce’s ability to scale to petabytes of data.
Applications can interact with the data in Hadoop using batch or interactive SQL (Apache Hive) or low-latency access with NoSQL (Apache HBase). Hive allows business users and data analysts to use their preferred business analytics, reporting and visualization tools with Hadoop. Data stored in HDFS in Hadoop can be searched using Apache Solr.
The Hadoop ecosystem extends data access and processing with powerful tools for data governance and integration including centralized security administration (Apache Ranger) and data classification tagging (Apache Atlas), which combined enable dynamic data access policies that proactively prevent data access violations from occurring. Hadoop perimeter security is also available to integrate with existing enterprise security systems and control user access to Hadoop (Apache Knox).
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Introduction Apache Spark is a fast, in-memory data processing engine with elegant and expressive development APIs in Scala, Java, Python, and R that allow developers to execute a variety of data intensive workloads. In this tutorial, we will use an Apache Zeppelin notebook for our development environment to keep things simple and elegant. Zeppelin will […]
In this tutorial we will explore how you can use policies in HDP Advanced Security to protect your enterprise data lake and audit access by users to resources on HDFS, Hive and HBase from a centralized HDP Security Administration Console.
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With the San Jose DataWorks Summit (June 13-15) just two months away, we’re busy finalizing the lineup of an impressive array of speakers and business use cases. This year our Enterprise Adoption Track will feature Jay Etchings, Director of Operations for Research Computing at Arizona State University. In February we announced Jay’s new book, “Strategies in Biomedical Data […]
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As we kick off the new year I wanted to thank our customers, partners, Apache community members, and of course the amazing Hortonworks team, for an amazing 2016. Let’s take a step back and look at some of the Hortonworks highlights from last year… IN THE ECOSYSTEM there was tremendous acceleration. At the beginning of […]
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Guest author: Jeff Kelly, Data Strategist, Pivotal The phrase “digital transformation” gets bandied about a lot these days, but what exactly does it mean? When you strip away the hyperbole, I believe digital transformation is the process by which enterprises evolve from using traditional information technology to merely support existing business models to adopting modern […]
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The 100% open source and community driven innovation of Apache Hive 2.0 and LLAP (Long Last and Process) truly brings agile analytics to the next level. It enables customers to perform sub-second interactive queries without the need for additional SQL-based analytical tools, enabling rapid analytical iterations and providing significant time-to-value. TRY HIVE LLAP TODAY Read about […]
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Today we announced Microsoft Azure HDInsight as our Premier Connected Data Platforms cloud solution, providing customers Apache™ Hadoop® as a fully managed cloud service. The announcement is very timely as this week, Hortonworks and Microsoft are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit 2016. Highlighting HDInsight as our premier cloud offering helps […]
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