Extract, Transform, and Load Big Data with Apache Hadoop*

The challenge of extracting value from big data is similar in many ways to the age-old problem of distilling business intelligence from transactional data. Apache Hadoop* has emerged as a de facto standard for offloading the “Extract, Transform & Load,” (ETL) of big data. This whitepaper examines some of the platform hardware and software considerations in using Hadoop for ETL.

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