5 examples of big companies managing big data on Hadoop

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Published February 18, 2014   |   
Claire Vanner

As one of the world’s most popular free Java-based programming networks, Apache Hadoop is being used by an increasing number of companies who can no longer manage their data using traditional methods.

The open-source platform can deal with a wide variety of data, whether it is structured or unstructured, in its native format. This allows companies to put Big Data at the heart of their strategies to manage and grow their business.

Here are some cases of large enterprises that have used Hadoop to optimise their online capabilities:

Amazon (A9)

The A9 subsidiary of Amazon builds the website’s product search indices using the streaming API, which processes millions of sessions daily for analytics.

As the world’s largest e-commerce product search operation, A9’s search operations team have to work to manage big data using the C++, Pearl and Python tools.

The A9 product search engine operates on clusters varying from 1 to 100 nodes to analyse data, observe traffic patterns and index every product in Amazon’s catalogue.

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