A Roadmap Towards Big Data Opportunities, Emerging Issues and Hadoop as a Solution

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Rida Qayyum 1,*

1. Deaprtment of Computer Science, Government College Women University Sialkot, 51040, Pakistan

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2020.04.02

Received: 24 May 2020 / Revised: 30 May 2020 / Accepted: 6 Jun. 2020 / Published: 8 Aug. 2020

Index Terms

Big Data, Internet of things (IoT), Social Media, Big Data Analytics, Hadoop, HDFS, MapReduce, YARN.


The concept of Big Data become extensively popular for their vast usage in emerging technologies. Despite being complex and dynamic, big data environment has been generating the colossal amount of data which is impossible to handle from traditional data processing applications. Nowadays, the Internet of things (IoT) and social media platforms like, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn, and YouTube generating data in various formats. Therefore, this promotes a drastic need for technology to store and process this tremendous volume of data. This research outlines the fundamental literature required to understand the concept of big data including its nature, definitions, types, and characteristics. Additionally, the primary focus of the current study is to deal with two fundamental issues; storing an enormous amount of data and fast data processing. Leading to objectives, the paper presents Hadoop as a solution to address the problem and discussed the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and MapReduce programming framework for storage and processing in Big Data efficiently. Future research directions in this field determined based on opportunities and several emerging issues in Big Data domination. These research directions facilitate the exploration of the domain and the development of optimal solutions to address Big Data storage and processing problems. Moreover, this study contributes to the existing body of knowledge by comprehensively addressing the opportunities and emerging issues of Big Data.

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Rida Qayyum. " A Roadmap Towards Big Data Opportunities, Emerging Issues and Hadoop as a Solution ", International Journal of Education and Management Engineering (IJEME), Vol.10, No.4, pp.8-17, 2020. DOI: 10.5815/ijeme.2020.04.02


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