Hadoop and IBM i: Not As Far Apart As One Might Think
May 20, 2015 Alex Woodie
The worlds of IBM i and Apache Hadoop appear to be diametrically opposed. One is a proprietary, RISC-based platform used primarily to run transactional systems. The other is an open source, X86-based platform used primarily for big data analytics. But as far apart as the two platforms seem to be, at least one IBM i software vendor, mrc, is aiming to find some common ground between them.
Hadoop is a distributed data storage and processing framework that engineers and researchers at Yahoo and Google are credited with helping to create. While indexing the Internet was Hadoop’s first use case,