Aug 7 • Posted 11 months ago
by Mike O’Brien, MongoDB Kernel Tools Lead and maintainer of Mongo-Hadoop, the Hadoop Adapter for MongoDB
Hadoop is a powerful, JVM-based platform for running Map/Reduce jobs on clusters of many machines, and it excels at doing analytics and processing tasks on very large data sets.
Since MongoDB excels at storing large operational data sets for applications, it makes sense to explore using these together - MongoDB for storage and querying, and Hadoop for batch processing.
The MongoDB Connector for Hadoop
We recently released the 1.1 release of the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop. The MongoDB Connector for Hadoop makes it easy to use Mongo databases, or MongoDB backup files in .bson format, as the input source or output destination for Hadoop Map/Reduce jobs. By inspecting the data and computing input splits, Hadoop can process the data in parallel so that very large datasets can be processed quickly.