In recent days, industry and academia have been trying to address the data handling issues with respect to big data. This has led to development of new computing arenas in the fields of data mining and analysis of data which are the need of the hour. One of the techniques to handle large data is by making clusters of the similar data. But this technique is complex as well. This paper proposes a new algorithm/technique of data clustering where Intuitionistic Fuzzy C-Means (IFCM) is used along with Hadoop to produce high-quality clusters and thereby making clustering on very large data more efficient. The results of the proposed algorithm are demonstrated with the help of UCI data sets. Performance metrics like Accuracy, SSW, SSB, DB, DD, and SC indices are used for comparison of the obtained results with Parallel K-means (PKM) and modified Parallel K-means (MPKM). © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016.