In This Chapter
The price is right
The (open source) community is there
Companies love Hadoop — they really do
Scalability isn’t a problem
Hadoop plays nicely with traditional tools
Hadoop has broad tastes in data types
Hadoop can face (almost) any analytical challenge
Full data sets are the norm (no sampling)
Hardware’s ability to deal with Hadoop improves every day
Flexible workloads? No problem!
Hadoop is a powerful and flexible platform for large-scale ...