With the introduction of these new data sources enterprises are forced to think differently. The emerging data architecture most commonly seen introduces Apache Hadoop to handle these new types of data in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Hadoop does not replace the traditional data repositories used in the enterprise, but rather is a complement. With the availability of enterprise-ready Apache Hadoop distributions, enterprises are embarking on a wide variety of Hadoop-based big data projects and creating a next-generation data architecture.
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