Sebastopol, CA—"Hadoop is the de facto platform for big data analysis," explains author Tom White (@tom_e_white). "The kernel is HDFS and MapReduce, but more interesting to most users is the very large ecosystem of tools and applications that run on top of this kernel. This book covers both the kernel and programs that are built on it, like Pig, Hive, and Sqoop."
In this third edition of Hadoop: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly Media, $49.99 USD), you'll find illuminating case studies that demonstrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems. "Most chapters have been updated to cover new features or changes."
"And," White says, "the biggest change is the addition of material about MapReduce 2, and the new distributed resource management system it is built on, called YARN. Also, the new MapReduce API is now used for most examples.
In addition to finding out more about the new MapReduce API, as well as MapReduce 2 and its more flexible execution model (YARN), with Hadoop: The Definitive Guide you'll learn to:
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