Why Right Now is the Right Time for Hadoop

Did you know that 80% of the world's info is unstructured, that unstructured data is growing at a rate 15 times faster than strucuted data, and that in this age of information explosion more than 90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years alone?

Sameer Farooqui, Marakana's Big Data & Hadoop expert, who was recently interviewed on the Providing Cloudy Service podcast, discusses why right now is the right time for Hadoop. With ever-escalating value on data storage – it cost $10 to store 1MB in 1995, today it costs less than 2 cents to store a GB – Hadoop challenges the monolithic data storage model and takes advantage of the scale-out method of using 1000s of commodity servers to cheaply address challenges in the information age.

Listen to the podcast above, download it here, or head over to Providing Cloudy Service for more great content.

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Published February 20, 2013