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Practical Graph Analytics with Apache Giraph by Dionysios Logothetis, Roman Shaposhnik, Claudio Martella

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CHAPTER 1

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Introducing Giraph

This chapter covers

  • Using large amounts of graph data to obtain deeper insights
  • Understanding the specific objectives and design goals of Giraph
  • Positioning Giraph in the Hadoop ecosystem
  • Identifying the differences between Giraph and the other graph-processing tools

This chapter discusses the importance of data-driven decision making and how to execute it with Big Data. You see examples of how using large amounts of data can bring added value. You also learn how Giraph fits among the myriad of tools you can use to analyze large datasets. The chapter positions Giraph in the Hadoop ecosystem and introduces how it ...

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