This is an oversimplification, but hopefully it gets the point across.
If you compare the current stable series across both packages, HTCondors primary function is as a "general purpose" cycle scavenging, compute intensive batch scheduler, where throughput is usually measured in compute years.
Hadoop, in its current stable series, is a more specific batch scheduler whose backbone is around MapReduce and their primary metric of performance would be data throughput. (Hence: "Big Data") There is an entire ecosystem built around the manipulation and analysis of said data.
That is probably the most notable differences, at a 50K foot view.
From: "btdan" <btdan@xxxxxxx>
To: "htcondor-users" <htcondor-users@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:36:18 AM
Subject: Re: [HTCondor-users] Condor SOAP call help needed
Hello everyone, I begin to use HTCondor. But I confuse feel puzzled about the difference between HTCondor and Hadoop.
Can somebody tell me their different functions ?
Thank you very much.
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