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Big Data Forensics – Learning Hadoop Investigations by Joe Sremack

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Running Hadoop

Hadoop can be run from a number of different platforms. Hadoop can be installed and run from a single desktop, from a distributed network of systems, or as a cloud-based service. Investigators should be aware of the differences and versed in the various architectures. Hadoop runs in the same manner on all three setups; however, collecting evidence may require different steps depending on how the data is stored. For instance, a cloud-based Hadoop server may require a different collection because of the lack of physical access to the servers.

This section details how to set up and run Hadoop using a free virtual machine instance (LightHadoop) and a cloud-based service (Amazon Web Services). Both LightHadoop and Amazon Web Services ...

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