No, Hadoop is not a new dance craze that your teen or pre-teen will be performing at the next school dance. Neither is it a totally new concept to technology.
Hadoop is not a database nor is it the place to learn Java programming concepts or Unix/Linux administration. Hadoop is an open source software brought to us by the same software group that brought us the Java based open source web server software, Tomcat. Yes, Apache Hadoop is a large scale data storage and management software.
Author: Michele Morrill