What Is Hadoop?

PublishedJune 24, 2014

Powerful business insights from Hadoop and MongoDB

Hadoop is an open source software that stores and processes large volumes of data for analytical and batch operation purposes. Like many other modern, open source technologies, Hadoop makes use cluster of commodity servers and commodity storage.

Using MongoDB together with Hadoop, you can create powerful applications that perform sophisticated analyses with your data and uncover new opportunities for business growth. MongoDB is the database behind real-time operational applications. Hadoop takes data from MongoDB as well as from other operational systems to perform complex analytics and drive machine learning. Together, these two technologies complement each other to result in greater business intelligence.

Many users of MongoDB rely on this integration, through the Hadoop Connector, to develop innovative applications that harness the power of Big Data. The City of Chicago, for example, uses MongoDB along with Hadoop to power its innovative application called the WindyGrid. The city built WindyGrid, a predictive crime prevention tool, to analyze data from over 30 different city agencies and predict future outcomes on crime, public health and other key issues affecting citizens. As a result, the City is able to do amazing things like predict disease outbreaks and decide in real-time where to deploy first responders.

The City of Chicago is not the only entity to benefit from the power of using Hadoop and MongoDB together. Enterprises as diverse as eBay, Orbitz, FourSquare and Pearson also benefit from this integration to drive new insights to grow their business.

Combine these two forces and see what it can do for your business. Watch the video MongoDB & Hadoop - Driving Business Insights.

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