In This Chapter
Learning Hadoop — for free
Finding the Hadoop information you need — fast
Setting up a lifelong learning plan for Hadoop
From its roots in the early 2000s as an Internet search engine indexer, Hadoop has evolved to become a large-scale, general-purpose computing platform. Indeed, competence in Hadoop is one of the hottest skills you can list on a résumé in today’s IT job market. If we can tell you one thing from our collective century-plus years of IT experience across multiple jobs and technology domains, it’s that you should never reach the finish line of your learning roadmap.
Hadoop continues to evolve in a fascinating manner — especially when you consider all the Apache subprojects (and associated projects) that work within the Hadoop ecosystem. You’re off to a great start with this book, though this fast-paced environment will continue to change. For example, many new processing frameworks for YARN are being developed that will introduce a wide variety of data processing options to Hadoop. We believe that the Hive project will explode with innovation, especially when you add YARN (see Chapter 7) and Tez ...