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Is Hadoop-as-a-Service Right for You?

During a recent webinar I heard the presenter say that "when people talk about big data what they really mean is Hadoop." I'm not sure that is entirely accurate but I do understand where the presenter was coming from - most big data projects are utilizing Hadoop in some capacity. We see that here at Unicon in our Learning Analytics practice as well. All of our large scale learning analytics projects are using Hadoop or Hadoop ecosystem components.

Featured Blogger Gary

Gary Gilbert is a Software Architect at Unicon where he provides technical leadership to the integrations and learning analytics practice. He has 10+ years experience designing and developing learning systems for clients ranging from small community colleges to global publishers. Gary has been involved in numerous open source software projects including Sakai, uPortal and Moodle as well as open standards efforts such as IMS Learning Tool Interoperability.  Gary is an active member of the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative (LAI). He is particularly interested in the intersection of open learning technology standards and open educational resources.  Gary specializes in Java, PHP, and Javascript. He is experienced with most mainstream application frameworks with a focus on the Play Framework.

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