I am a programmer on Microsoft domain with around 8 years of experience. I work in a media company which has a 200GB of database (around a billion rows). Right now this data is stored in month wise SQL server tables.
The data consists of advertisers spend on television media for past 20 years. I have been asked to develop a simple web based forecasting application which predicts the ad spends for any given advertiser for next year based on the historical data.
We have decided that right now we will use the same exact forecast formula available in excel.
How do I go ahead with this project? I want to learn hadoop. Can I use hadoop for this kind of project.