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How To Explain Hadoop To Non-Geeks

With Hadoop 2.0's arrival, you will need to explain the benefits of the reigning big data platform to business types and C-suite executives.

Mike Gualtieri explains Hadoop in a video posted on the Forrester blog.
Mike Gualtieri explains Hadoop in a video posted on the Forrester blog.

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anon0375810110
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11/19/2013 | 10:03:54 AM
Bridging that gap to 2.0
The biggest challenge in this space will come down to keeping those explanations up to date. You Maybe just found the right balance in 'Explain it to me like I'm 5' and 'business use case' for your team, when bam, suddenly Hadoop goes 2.0 and the parameters they have understood have changed.

Not that big a deal - until you examine how fast that eco-system is evolving, it's not just a space dominated by Hadoop.
Lorna Garey
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11/19/2013 | 9:50:51 AM
What, the CEO is five?
"Moving data over a network "can be very, very slow, especially for really large data sets," Gualtieri added in the video. "Imagine if you're opening a really, really big file on your laptop, it takes a long, long time. It takes much longer than if it's a short, tiny file."

Honestly? If I were a CEO or LOB leader and my CIO walked in and said that to me, I'd ask whether she thinks she's addressing her fourth grader. Businesspeople are more IT savvy than technologists give them credit for.
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