Data processing with Hadoop

In the remaining chapters of this book, we will introduce the core components of the Hadoop ecosystem as well as a number of third-party tools and libraries that will make writing robust, distributed code an accessible and hopefully enjoyable task. While reading this book, you will learn how to collect, process, store, and extract information from large amounts of structured and unstructured data.

We will use a dataset generated from Twitter's (http://www.twitter.com) real-time fire hose. This approach will allow us to experiment with relatively small datasets locally and, once ready, scale the examples up to production-level data sizes.

Why Twitter?

Thanks to its programmatic APIs, Twitter provides an easy way to generate ...

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