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Hadoop MapReduce v2 Cookbook - Second Edition by Thilina Gunarathne

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Using Apache Whirr to deploy an Apache Hadoop cluster in a cloud environment

Apache Whirr provides a set of cloud-vendor-neutral set of libraries to provision services on the cloud resources. Apache Whirr supports the provisioning, installing, and configuring of Hadoop clusters in several cloud environments. In addition to Hadoop, Apache Whirr also supports the provisioning of Apache Cassandra, Apache ZooKeeper, Apache HBase, Voldemort (key-value storage), and Apache Hama clusters on the cloud environments.

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The installation programs of several commercial Hadoop distributions, such as Hortonworks HDP and Cloudera CDH, now support installation and configuration of those distributions on Amazon EC2 instances. These commercial-distribution-based ...

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