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Hadoop MapReduce v2 Cookbook - Second Edition by Thilina Gunarathne

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Setting up Hadoop v2 on your local machine

This recipe describes how to set up Hadoop v2 on your local machine using the local mode. Local mode is a non-distributed mode that can be used for testing and debugging your Hadoop applications. When running a Hadoop application in local mode, all the required Hadoop components and your applications execute inside a single Java Virtual Machine (JVM) process.

Getting ready

Download and install JDK 1.6 or a higher version, preferably the Oracle JDK 1.7. Oracle JDK can be downloaded from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html.

How to do it...

Now let's start the Hadoop v2 installation:

  1. Download the most recent Hadoop v2 branch distribution (Hadoop 2.2.0 or later) from http://hadoop.apache.org/releases.html ...

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