Big Data are a large amount of data that are being generated from social networks, mobile devices, sensors, etc. It was a great challenge to store and process Big Data before the advent of Hadoop. Understanding Big Data drives the growth of any company (White, 2015). This is now possible with Hadoop. Hadoop is a set of libraries that provide methods to access and analyze these data in a fast and efficient manner. There are many flavors of Hadoop available to us. Apache Hadoop is open source, and a lot of projects have been developed surrounding Apache Hadoop (Lam, 2010). Cloudera Hadoop is also available as. © 2017 by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.