Components of the Big Data ecosystem

The next step on journey to Big Data is to understand the levels and layers of abstraction, and the components around the same. The following figure depicts some common components of Big Data analytical stacks and their integration with each other. The caveat here is that, in most of the cases, HDFS/Hadoop forms the core of most of the Big-Data-centric applications, but that's not a generalized rule of thumb.

Talking about Big Data in a generic manner, its components are as follows:

  • A storage system can be one of the following:
    • HDFS (short for Hadoop ...

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