Since Hadoop hit the scene almost a decade ago, IT shops have been quietly funneling enormous amounts of data into it for many compelling reasons. It's vastly cheaper than traditional data warehouse technology, it can process any kind of structured or unstructured data, and it scales out on commodity hardware. But any enterprise dealing with Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, PCI or Basel II faces strict regulations about data availability and accessibility. Hardening Hadoop across global data centers and ensuring continuous availability are key enterprise requirements. Learn what's driving Hadoop adoption in the enterprise, how companies are meeting IT audits, and trends in Hadoop infrastructure.
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