Why Hadoop is a catalyst for big data

Katrina Montinola of Archimedes explains why Hadoop is a big deal for big data, and how her company got unexpected benefits from implementing it.

Big data remains a rapidly-maturing solution but it still lacks a lot of commercial products to package and streamline it. The technology solution that's most associated with big data is Hadoop, an open source database. 

In this two-minute video clip, Katrina from Archimedes tells how her company recently migrated their big data solution to Hadoop and talks about why they did it and one of the big unexpected benefits that they got out of it: major savings in hardware costs. 

This clip was shot as part of the bonus coverage of ZDNet's Techlines event, "Big Data Debunked – Finding the Data Signals," on October 4, 2012 in New York City.