Big Data Buzzwords From A to Z

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Flume, a technology in the Apache Hadoop family (others include HBase, Hive, Oozie, Pig and Whirr), is a framework for populating Hadoop with data. The technology uses agents scattered across application servers, Web servers, mobile devices and other systems to collect data and transfer it to a Hadoop system.

A business, for example, could use Apache Flume running on a Web server to collect data from Twitter posts for analysis.


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