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In my previous blog post, “Hadoop and Disparate Data Stores”, I introduced a project Greenplum is working on that abstracts various storage options within an organization under a unified layer referred to as Unified Storage System (USS). The advantage of USS is that it can help with the Tiering of Storage, a concept that has been around for some time, but is unfamiliar to some.
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Through our experiences in working with customers on Big Data platforms, we’ve come to notice that there are fundamentally two types of Hadoop users out there; the first type being “Hadoop-centric” users who are building platforms completely off of Hadoop and no longer want to leverage relational database technologies for analytics (these tend to be the early adopters of Hadoop), and the second type being users who are leveraging Hadoop as an augmentation to existing systems and are focused on integrating the technology with existing analytical databases and workflows (these tend to be the later adopters who are still building their Hadoop skills internally).
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