The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has just announced release of Apache™ Hadoop™ v1.0, an open source cloud computing platform that enables millions of compute-hours to process exabytes of data for Amazon.com, AOL, Apple, eBay, Facebook, foursquare, HP, IBM, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Twitter, Yahoo!, and more. The stable version release marks a major milestone in the level of stability and enterprise-readiness to bring together the best of two worlds – cloud computing and NoSQL.
An answer to the Big Data problem, the Apache Hadoop platform powers data-intensive distributed applications to work with thousands of nodes and exabytes of data. The version 1.0 release will likely accelerate adoption of the cloud model and non-relational database technology by vertical markets: ERP/CRM, government, banking, etc.
James Governor, co-founder of RedMonk, an industry analyst firm, says:
“Hadoop, the first ubiquitous platform to emerge from the ongoing proliferation of Big Data and noSQL technologies, is set to make the transition from Web to Enterprise technology in 2012, driven by adoption and integration by every major vendor in the commercial data analytics market. ”