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Esri launches GIS tools for Hadoop

US: Esri has launched GIS tools for Hadoop, enabling developers to build map applications to answer geographic questions with large data stores. “Hadoop”s method of processing volumes of information directly addresses the most significant challenge facing IT today,” said Marwa Mabrouk, product manager at ESRI. “Enabling Hadoop with spatial capabilities is part of ESRI”s continued effort to derive more value from big data through spatial analysis.”

Hadoop lacks functionality for processing and displaying big data on maps, ESRI said, but GIS Tools for Hadoop offers a libraries and utilities to connect ESRI ArcGIS, a platform for designing and managing solutions through the application of geographic knowledge, to the Hadoop environment.

Source: Insurance Networking