Installing and configuring Hadoop

We will consider Hadoop installation using two methods: using a TAR file on Ubuntu and using the .rpm file on Red Hat distros. We will have a basic, running Hadoop cluster, and then we will set up an HBase cluster in detail. Execute the following steps:

  1. Download Hadoop v2, the stable version of which is available at http://www.webhostingjams.com/mirror/. If you want a version other than the one we use here, you can always visit http://www.webhostingjams.com/mirror/apache/hadoop/common/ and download the version that you want to install.
  2. We can download Hadoop using the wget command, as follows:
    Wget <full link of file which you get by clicking on the link and getting copy link address in web browser>
    

    Alternatively, ...

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