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Aster Data Database Administration by Todd Wilson, Tom Coffing

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Chapter 15 – SQL-H

"The man on top of the mountain did not fall there."-Longfellow

Introduction to SQL-H

Hadoop is an open software platform which leverages distributed computing to interrogate data. Hadoop is synonymous with "Big Data". Big data is sets of data which are so enormous that traditional data warehouses find it difficult to process. Hadoop chews this data up and spits it out! Just like death and taxes, there is only one other truth that we are aware of and this is that Big Data not getting any smaller! As years pass, the volume and variety of data a data warehouse is asked to process will continue to increase and Hadoop and SQL-H will be there to help you process it!

Think of SQL-H as Asterdata's gateway into Hadoop and the Hadoop ...

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