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Virtualizing Hadoop: How to Install, Deploy, and Optimize Hadoop in a Virtualized Architecture by George J. Trujillo Jr., Justin Murray, Rommel Garcia, Steven Jones, Charles Kim

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Chapter 14. Understanding the Installation of Hadoop

Technology presumes there’s just one right way to do things and there never is.

—Robert M. Pirsig

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

—Steve Jobs

Map the Right Solutions to the Right Use Case

Let’s clarify why we presented the quotes of these two famous men. First, these statements are not true for all technologies, but they are for most of them. Second, Steve Jobs is absolutely right. Even the best technology cannot be effective if it is used incorrectly and by the wrong people.

What can we say about Hadoop in light of the quotes?

First, never ...

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