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Hadoop is an Apache open-source project that provides software for reliable and scalable distributed computing. The project itself includes a variety of other complementary additions.

The Apache™ Hadoop™ project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing.

"Hadoop" typically refers to the software in the project that implements the map-reduce data analysis framework, plus the distributed file system (HDFS) that underlies it.

Since version 0.23, Hadoop disposes of a standalone resource manager : yarn.

This resource manager makes it easier to use other modules alongside with the MapReduce engine, such as :

  • Ambari, A web-based tool for provisioning, managing, and
    monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters which includes support for Hadoop
    HDFS, Hadoop MapReduce, Hive, HCatalog, HBase, ZooKeeper, Oozie, Pig and Sqoop. Ambari also provides a dashboard for viewing cluster
    health such as heatmaps and ability to view MapReduce, Pig and Hive
    applications visually along with features to diagnose their
    performance characteristics in a user-friendly manner.
  • Avro, a data serialization system based on JSON schemas.
  • Cassandra, a replicated, fault-tolerant, decentralized and scalable database system.
  • Chukwa: A data collection system for managing large distributed systems.
  • HBase, A scalable, distributed database that supports structured data storage for large tables.
  • Hive, A data warehouse infrastructure that provides data summarization and ad hoc querying.
  • Mahout, a library of machine learning algorithms compatible with M/R paradigm.
  • Pig, a platform/programming language for authoring parallelizable jobs
  • Storm, a system for real-time and stream processing
  • ZooKeeper, a system for coordinating distributed nodes, similar to Google's Chubby
  • Oozie, a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs.
  • Spark, a fast and general engine for large-scale data processing.
  • Flink, a fast and reliable large-scale data processing engine.

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