Welcome to Hadoop and BigData series! This is the first article in the series where we present an introduction to Hadoop and the ecosystem.
In the beginning
In October 2003, a paper titled Google File System (Ghemawat et al.) was published. The paper describes design and implementation of a scalable distibuted file system. This paper along with another paper on MapReduce inspired Doug Cutting and Mike Cafarella to create what is now known as Hadoop. Eventually project development was taken over by Apache Software Foundation, thus the name Apache Hadoop.
What is in the name?
The choice of name Hadoop sparks curosity, but it is not a computing jargon and there is no logic asso