Hadoop Virtualization

Book description

Hadoop was built to use local data storage on a dedicated group of commodity hardware, but many organizations are choosing to save money (and operational headaches) by running Hadoop in the cloud. This O'Reilly report focuses on the benefits of deploying Hadoop to a private cloud environment, and provides an overview of best practices to maximize performance.

Private clouds provide lower capital expenses than on-site clusters and offer lower operating expenses than public cloud deployment. Author Courtney Webster shows you what's involved in Hadoop virtualization, and how you can efficiently plan a private cloud deployment.

Topics include:

  • How Hadoop virtualization offers scalable capability for future growth and minimal downtime
  • Why a private cloud offers unique benefits with comparable (and even improved) performance
  • How you can literally set up Hadoop in a private cloud in minutes
  • How aggregation can be used on top of (or instead of) virtualization
  • Which resources and practices are best for a private cloud deployment
  • How cloud-based management tools lower the complexity of initial configuration and maintenance

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Product information

  • Title: Hadoop Virtualization
  • Author(s): Courtney Webster
  • Release date: March 2015
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491906750