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Hadoop usage examples

Rogerio Kioshi
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Joined: Apr 12, 2005
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Could you give examples of situations we might use Hadoop? Is it used when we need to improve query search? Is it like Lucene?

Thank you

David Newton

Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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No, it's not like Lucene. The Hadoop homepage might be of interest, since it (perhaps unsurprisingly) describes what it is.
Chuck Lam

Joined: Aug 09, 2010
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Hadoop is targeted for developing programs to process large data sets. It's useful whenever you have a lot of data to process or analyze. The first Hadoop application for many web companies is to analyze log data. For example, you can look at log data to see how many unique viewers you have and where do they tend to come from. Another popular usage is to analyze user data to understand them better.

One of the original inspiration for Hadoop/MapReduce is crawling and indexing for search engines. In fact, Doug Cutting, the inventor of Lucene, is also the inventor of Hadoop.
David Newton

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Would it be fair to say that Hadoop isn't like Lucene, but can be used as part of a search engine solution? I mean, Hadoop on its own isn't even remotely like a search engine.
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