Redefining Hadoop As A Recursive Acronym

Redefining Hadoop As A Recursive Acronym

I like this idea. Nobody remembers how big data platform Hadoop got its name (it was for a soft toy elephant owned by one of the creators), so why not make it a recursive acronym?

Picture: Susan Fitzgerald

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian suggests that Hadoop could logically stand for:

Hadoop And Diverse Other Operating Platforms

Given the range of tools used in a typical Hadoop setup, this makes sense to us. Thoughts?

Hadoop Is A Recursive Acronym [Gartner Blogs]


  • My main thought would be that this might have been more apt for your own personal twitter feed than for an ‘article’ 😛

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