Cloudera’s Todd Lipcon has put together an excellent overview of Hadoop and HBase and it is provided below. Apache Hadoop is a scalable software framework capable of supporting highly data intensive applications.
The last twelve months has seen a steady increase in interest in Hadoop and HBase due to its implications for all variations of cloud-based applications, services, and testing. Google Trends shows the following results on Hadoop for example. Please click on the Trends graphic to see a larger image.
The Google File System (GFS) and Google MapReduce concepts serve as the theoretical foundation of Hadoop and HBase. Doug Cutting created Hadoop while working at Yahoo. The 45 slides in the following presentation provide an excellent overview of Hadoop and HBase and show its implications on cloud application development and services.