Chapter 1. Hadoop 2.X


"There's nothing that cannot be found through some search engine or on the Internet somewhere."

 --Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

Hadoop is the de facto open source framework used in the industry for large scale, massively parallel, and distributed data processing. It provides a computation layer for parallel and distributed computation processing. Closely associated with the computation layer is a highly fault-tolerant data storage layer, the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). Both the computation and data layers run on commodity hardware, which is inexpensive, easily available, and compatible with other similar hardware.

In this chapter, we will look at the journey of Hadoop, with a focus on the features that ...

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