I find it fascinating the idea that anyone can potentially discover something very interesting with huge repercussions using these new technologies enabled with cloud computing. We are on the verge of many breakthroughs, thanks to these technnologies. For example, back in October 2011, I read an article in a newspaper in Toronto about a curious discovery made about the March 2011 Japan earthquake.
It couldn’t be easier to set up your Hadoop cluster on the IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. It’s also fast! For example, a three-node Hadoop cluster can be up and running in less than 30 minutes.