Redefining Hadoop As A Recursive Acronym

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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]

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