The Hadoop Foundation and Ecosystem
In This Chapter
Why the Hadoop ecosystem is foundational for big data
Managing resources and applications with Hadoop YARN
Storing big data with HBase
Mining big data with Hive
Interacting with the Hadoop ecosystem
As Chapter 9 explains, Hadoop MapReduce and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) are powerful technologies designed to address big data challenges. That’s the good news. The bad news is that you really need to be a programmer or data scientist to be able to get the most out of these elemental components. Enter the Hadoop ecosystem. For several years and for the foreseeable future, open source as well as commercial developers all over the world have been building and testing tools to increase the adoption and usability of Hadoop. Many are working on bits of the ecosystem and offering their enhancements back to the Apache project. This constant flow of fixes and improvements helps to drive the entire ecosystem forward in a ...