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Integrating Hadoop by Jake Dolezal, William McKnight

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2 Preparing for Integration

Assembling the Integration Team

Given that staffing is always your largest Hadoop investment, it’s important to assemble a team that efficiently brings together all the expertise you need. The core of this team should be your current relational database experts, with leadership coming from IT, data warehouse, and/or BI teams.

Effective Hadoop teams extend outward from this core. By that we mean that teams must not only possess knowledge of Hadoop technologies, but a broad business perspective (cross-enterprise, in many cases) as well. Your team also needs technical and strategic people who fundamentally understand why processing data on Hadoop is birthing a new generation of apps, game-changing business models, ...

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