Reverse aging has been a subject of ambiguity and curiosity amongst Hollywood and in the flights of fantasies of Fitzgerald. Hadoop at Verizon Wireless has been a interesting case study, both from a scale and adoption perspective. Technology adoption typically follows a linear progressive curve with time comprising of feature additions, bug fixes, upgrades, etc. In this case study we examine a case of Hadoop adoption that oscillates in a space-time continuum exhibiting characteristics of traditional growth patterns in addition to reverse aging.
The use case highlights the factors, causes, and impacts that can cause such a extraordinary phenomenon to be commonplace in any environment. The conditions leading to this phenomena might vary for different use cases, industries, and environments. This use case discusses and highlights the technical aspects leading to the ultimate path to technical redemption, which in turn engineers a well designed and performance tuned infrastructure for continuous productivity.