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Hadoop for Finance Essentials by Rajiv Tiwari

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Hadoop distributions

There are many distributions in the market, generally classified into two segments—either on premise or in the cloud. It is quite important to know which route we should go for, preferably during the early phase of the project. It is not uncommon to choose both for different use cases or to go for a hybrid approach.

Here, we will look at the pros and cons of each approach:

  • Elasticity: In the cloud, you can add or delete computing and temporary data resources depending on your usage. So, you pay for only what you use, which is a major pro of the cloud. On premise, you need to procure resources for your peak usage and plan in advance for data growth.
  • Horizontal scalability: Whether on premise or in cloud, you should be able to ...

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