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There is an easier way to build Hadoop applications. With this hands-on book, you’ll learn how to use Cascading, the open source abstraction framework for Hadoop that lets you easily create and manage powerful enterprise-grade data processing applications—without having to learn the intricacies of MapReduce.


On Oct 14 Jason Armstrong wrote: Review of Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading
Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading by Paco Nathan (O’Reilly Media) is a great summarization of using the Cascading API. Paco spends a sufficient amount of time providing a solid overview of Cascading along with an explanation of related extensions such as Pattern and Lingual. Test cases provided allow a novice user to quickly understand the basics of Cascading though some of the test cases followed along the same flows as the Cascading online documentation site. Full Review  >

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On Aug 15 Abe Taha wrote: Gentle introduction to Cascading
Since Cascading has been around for some time, the online documentation is relatively mature, and includes a gentle introduction to the library, with example source code, and a well written user's guide. However this does not obviate the need for a book that describes the library and walks the reader gently through its usage and subtleties. "Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading" is such a book. The book starts with a simple example of copying a file on Hadoop, and introduces the concepts of taps for data sources, and data sinks, as well as data pipes that connect them. It then graduates to the canonical word count example, using it as a vehicle to explain flows, and the operations that can be performed on them through the use of functions and aggregation functions. Full Review  >

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On Jul 28 Surachart Opun wrote: Cascading - Easy for reading and Good examples.
Want to use Cascading. You should have this book. Give idea/concept with lots of examples. Readers can read sample codes and follow each example. Full Review  >

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