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Learning Cascading by Victoria Loewengart, Michael Covert

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Chapter 2. Cascading Basics in Detail

In this chapter, we will begin our exploration of Cascading. We will look at its intended purpose, its structure, developing programs using it base classes, and managing the execution of these programs.

Understanding common Cascading themes

Cascading is an application development and a data processing framework that makes Hadoop development simpler and more durable over time. It does this by reducing the number of lines of code that are required to perform most tasks, and durability comes through its seamless support of Hadoop and other big data frameworks.

Hadoop application development with MapReduce and other frameworks is a difficult task with a very steep learning curve, as you have seen in the previous ...

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