In this part, you will stand up a simple Hadoop cluster running on the infrastructure of a cloud provider. The first three chapters in this part each focus on a separate cloud provider, so start with the one that you use. The chapters for the other providers can give you a sense of what it’s like to use a different one, so they may also be of interest. The cluster that you create will have the same structure, regardless of the provider you choose.
The simple cluster built here is used as the basis for further exploration later on in the book.