Hadoop Consulting

Aptude provides the experience and knowledge of software integrations within complex environments required to properly integrate and implement Hadoop solutions.

Aptude brings two decades of IT Consulting experience to big data consulting with Hadoop. Our service offerings exceed expectations, from our Proof of Concept offering to our retained competency model. Aptude’s Hadoop solutions offer integration with your existing data sources. We leverage our partnerships with Hortonworks, MAPR, and Cloudera to bring comprehensive solutions for the enterprise.

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Aptude specializes in Apache Hadoop implementation and integration for enterprise environments.

We chose Hadoop as a platform for its flexibility, scalability, and cost-saving benefits for our clients.

Hadoop is a mature, proven platform for handling big data that is challenging for relational databases to manage. By leveraging our partnerships with HortonWorks, MAPR, Cloudera, Microsoft and Oracle, Aptude has a comprehensive set of tools and services available at our disposal for Hadoop implementations into any environment.

Don’t forget, we also offer Hadoop support solutions which can free up your senior IT staff from the burden of day-to-day maintenance issues. Your team can finally attend to new projects and application development while we handle the rest.

Apache Hadoop is a Big Data solution which allows for distribution of processing across server clusters. Sound’s complex, right? It is.

There are many use cases for Hadoop where it can provide solutions for handling high volume/velocity data that is not suited for existing relational database solutions. As an open-source software, Hadoop provides a scalable, cost-effective solution that can consume any type of data and prepare it for use with your choice of business intelligence and analytics packages. Aptude has the experience to utilize Hadoop effectively and maximize your data delivery potential.

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Benefits of Apache Hadoop MapR Integration

Hadoop stores data in a distributed storage environment; servers in a cluster are running individual instances of Hadoop, working as nodes in the system. If a server goes down, Hadoop will redirect processes to the other servers. The scalability of Hadoop allows you to add as many servers and resources to your Hadoop clusters as you want without disturbing current operations.

The HDFS storage component of Hadoop makes it one of the fastest platforms for handling complex, large data files regardless of their structure. As a parallel computing software, Hadoop harnesses the power of multiple servers running in tandem, allowing for substantial savings on hardware procurement.

Hadoop can integrate into both Microsoft and Unix/Linux based environments, capable of running on Apache or IIS web servers. Additionally, it can consume any type of data, regardless of being structured or not. Multiple data sources can be accessed, which enables aggregation from various systems and use of your preferred analytics and data visualization software.

  • Store all your data and data types in a single system
  • Cost Savings – Large savings in storage, licensing and hardware
  • Flexibility – Schema on read (not write), Scalable as needed
  • Open Source Platform
  • More data, more analytics, more insight

Aptude Hadoop MapR Solutions

Aptude provides the experience and knowledge of software integrations within complex environments required to properly integrate and implement Hadoop solutions. Aptude, an Oracle Gold Certified partner, has partnered with Cloudera for enhancing our Hadoop solution offerings. Our expertise in Hadoop integration allows our experts to provide valuable business solution insights.

Aptude has chosen Hadoop as a platform because of how accurately and seamlessly it addresses problems related to big data. Hadoop is maturing into an powerful solution for storing and processing big data with minimal risk and increased efficiency. The architecture is designed specifically for handling data coming at high velocity and from a variety of sources in enterprise environments.

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Below are some common Hadoop use cases. If your environment matches any of these situations, then Hadoop may be the right solution for you.

  • You have valuable data you’re not capturing (structured, unstructured data, semi-structured data, other)
  • Storage Licensing Cost or Database Licensing Cost are prohibitive to you keeping and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Can’t complete data processing fast enough – ETL performance issues – missed targets
  • You would like to reduce data storage costs or free-up data warehouse space/resources
  • Business decisions are made on data samples or outdated data; only able to retain a small % of your data.
  • Data is constantly being migrated between separate systems
  • EDW is at capacity – slow performing and reaching bottlenecks
  • Business is requesting analysis on a much wider set of data; long-term data retention, without disposal or tape archiving

Many organizations struggle with getting started with Hadoop. They potentially see the value of implementing a game-changing infrastructure like Hadoop, but need a demonstration of how it will integrate and perform with their systems. We have discovered an ideal solution is our 4-6 week Proof of Concept (POC) phase which will provide a low-cost validation to stake-holders including Sr. Management and IT.

POC Steps Include:

  • Use Case Discussion / Analysis with Benefit Identification of POC
  • Infrastructure Determination
  • Hadoop Server Hardware requirements
  • Cloud based or internal Hadoop Farm determination
  • Team Member Identification / Communication Plan
  • Hadoop Cluster Identification and Configuration determination
  • Software/Hardware Architectural Design
  • Data Flow/Work Flow Architecture –
  • Hadoop Design – Processing
  • Analytics Design
  • Development Phase
  • Testing Phase
  • Implementation Phase
  • POC Validation – Was the POC successful?

Keep Moving Forward with Aptude

Aptude is your own personal IT professional services firm. We provide our clients with first class resources in a continuous, cost-containment fashion.

Our support services will free your senior IT staff from the overwhelming burden of day-to-day maintenance issues. They’ll have time to launch those new projects and applications you’ve been waiting for. Simply put, we can free up your resources and contain your costs. Let’s have a quick chat to discuss our exclusive services.

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