Big Data Explained: What Is HDFS? Saul Sherry 4/4/2013 13 comments This is the system of distributing files that allows Hadoop to work on huge data sets at speed. It spreads blocks of data across different servers, as well as duplicating those blocks of data, and storing them distinctly.
The big data market is predicted to grow six times faster than the overall IT market. The phenomenal growth in data analytics, business intelligence, open-source tools, and related technologies in 2013 looks set to continue.