Hadoop-enabled integrations save money
When companies move toward big data analytics, they must quickly decide how to store vast quantities of unstructured data. According to InformationWeek, one strong option is the open-source architecture Hadoop. The source suggested that companies can save money with a Hadoop installation compared to traditional database systems.
The source reported that software industry vice president Charles Zedlewski believes that Hadoop's scalable, flexible nature is what gives it an edge over competing architectures. InformationWeek noted that with Hadoop, companies can easily keep information in a variety of formats and still make sure it is ready for immediate analysis.
The savings that come from Hadoop could be significant. Zedlewski stated, according to the source, the cost to store a terabyte of data in Hadoop could be one-fifth of the cost to keep that same information in legacy architecture.
In the world of enterprise software procurement, every bit of budget space counts. A recent Gartner report found that slow recovery has caused IT departments to lower their expected spending for 2012. Leaders now expect 2012 budgets to be only 4.5 percent above 2011 levels, meaning that a savings on something like big data storage could be a critical differentiator.