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Re: Is Hadoop a good choice for car insurance/telecom provider calculators?
Konstantin Boudnik 2012-11-28, 01:36
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On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 03:17PM, Ted Dunning wrote:
> If your computation fits in Excel, then you won't likely see benefits from
> Hadoop.
>
> If your computation becomes thousands to millions of times too large for
> Excel, then Hadoop might be a great answer.
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:39 PM, Gabriel Lozano-Moran <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> > I work for a large consumer organisation and we provide as a service for
> > our members several calculators where our members can calculate based on
> > their profile which is the:
> >
> > - cheapest energy provider (based on your yearly consumption)
> > - cheapest car insurance (based on some criteria such as car brand, model,
> > age, accident history, …)
> > - cheapest telecommunications provider (based on criteria such as the
> > number of text messages sent per month, …)
> >
> > For each of the calculators we have data for providers. For example we
> > have from the different telecommunications providers all their subscription
> > plans that allows us to calculation for you which would be the cheapest
> > provider.
> >
> > We have right now a custom solution build in .NET (C#) that uses Excel and
> > the calculations are performed on several servers.
> >
> > We are considering on replacing this solution by a new one and we were
> > wondering whether switching to Hadoop and Hive ODBC would be a better
> > choice for these kind of calculations. Or are there better solutions?
> >
> > Any help is strongly appreciated.
> >
> > With kind regards
> >
> > Gabriel Lozano-Moran
> >
> >
> >