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Tom White has been an Apache Hadoop committer since February 2007, and is a member of the Apache Software Foundation. He works for Cloudera, a company set up to offer Hadoop support and training. Previously he was as an independent Hadoop consultant, working with companies to set up, use, and extend Hadoop. He has written numerous articles for O'Reilly, java.net and IBM's developerWorks, and has spoken at several conferences, including at ApacheCon 2008 on Hadoop. Tom has a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and a Master's in Philosophy of Science from the University of Leeds, UK.
I received the book in pretty good condition, even though I bought a used one.
The content was useful to those who want to learn the basics of hadoop programming and its... Read more
The book is clear and easy to follow, especially for a beginner like me. It had short examples for most of the cases that you might think of. Read morePublished on April 26, 2011 by Maha A. Alabduljalil
What I really liked most about this books was that I could read the vast majority of it straight through and enjoyed the process. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by Arun Ramakrishnan
I especially like the part talks about MapReduce, makes it easy to understand.Published on September 20, 2010 by F. Yang
I really enjoyed the book. It has everything you need to:
a) Get started running your own cluster and writing your own MR jobs
b) Understand how to administer the... Read more
I bookmarked this book for several months and bought it very rapidly after its availibility. It's a very comprehensive book, very deep and cover many various aspects of Hadoop and... Read morePublished on August 31, 2009 by Philippe Nicolas
Excellent book. Covers a lot of ground on all aspects of Hadoop.
This book was my point of reference for setting up and testing up a small cluster. Read more
This is the book to get if you are actually doing something with Hadoop. It's been a lifesaver, and has answered all our questions of, "I wonder if I can do x in Hadoop? Read morePublished on July 23, 2009 by Timothy T. Wee