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Apache Hive Essentials by Dayong Du

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Relational and NoSQL database versus Hadoop

Let's compare different data solutions with the ways of traveling. You will be surprised to find that they have many similarities. When people travel, they either take cars or airplanes depending on the travel distance and cost. For example, when you travel to Vancouver from Toronto, an airplane is always the first choice in terms of the travel time versus cost. When you travel to Niagara Falls from Toronto, a car is always a good choice. When you travel to Montreal from Toronto, some people may prefer taking a car to an airplane. The distance and cost here is like the big data volume and investment. The traditional relational database is like the car in this example. The Hadoop big data tool is like ...

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