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Week #15 - Hadoop

As data processing requirements grew beyond the capacities of even large computers, distributed computing systems were developed to spread the load to multiple computers.

Hadoop is a distributed computing system with two key features:  (1) it is open source, and (2) it can use low-cost commodity computers in its clusters.  Hadoop is highly scalable; it is used by data-centric companies like Facebook.

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