From Hadoop’s earliest days to post-YARN: Why some issues just won’t go away
Pepperdata CEO Sean Suchter can claim, with justifiable pride, a notable place in the history of Apache Hadoop. When he worked at Yahoo, he managed the world’s first production deployment of the distributed computing platform. His experience running Yahoo’s web search engine team for many years has shaped his perceptions of Hadoop technology — its strengths and limitations — and feeds directly into his present project.
Although Hadoop is now a far more potent framework than it was when Suchter first used it at Yahoo all those years ago, he believes some of the issues people experience now would be instantly recognisable to anyone who had used it in its earliest days. “We have seen these symptoms before and been in the guts of how Hadoop was used in the very early days and how it formed,” Suchter said.
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