When analyzing big data, there’s more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here’s how to pick the right servers and storage.
So you want to build a Hadoop cluster, load up everything you know about your business, and start delving your customers’ deepest wants and needs? There’s a lot of expertise available to help you set up a cluster, get it running, and start pounding out Java code for your MapReduce functions. Unfortunately, however, you’re largely on your own when it comes to figuring out the optimal server configuration.