July 10, 2012

Big Data: The Next Big Thing

Are you familiar with big data? How about Hadoop, Hive, Jaql, Zookeeper, HBase, Oozie, Lucene or Avro? Learn more here and here.

Probably most DB2 for z/OS DBAs haven't heard much about big data. But if you'd like to learn more about it, IBM has come out with a free ebook, "Understanding Big Data." Visit the IBM Information Management Bookstore for this and other publications.

Big Data and Hadoop provide a glimpse into the future--the near future--of database technologies. As a DBA, it's well worth your while to look into these topics. I’m not aware of a Hadoop project running on z/OS yet, but I’m sure it's just a matter of time before we start seeing Hadoop running under UNIX System Services.

Does your company have a big data strategy?