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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.
The book quality was excellent !!! I bought the used book, but it looked like new. Wow !!! So satisfied !!Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
Only read the first few chapters, but this material provided all that was necessary for a good understanding of what Hadoop File System does, and why it is valuable. Read morePublished on August 10, 2013 by Robert E. Ryan
The standard hadoop book for documenting and learning hadoop. The book is well written and is a fairly easy read.Published on April 2, 2013 by D. Zanter
This is a good overview book of Hadoop, how it works, and the software in the Hadoop ecosystem. It's definitely a breadth book, not a depth book, so if you're looking to be an... Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Al
This book is close to what the legendary C book was for C language programming. It is very detailed and clear.Published on September 22, 2012 by Behzad Pirvali
The documentation for Hadoop is really lacking. This fills that gap very well. I suggest just read the book through and then try to code something up. Read morePublished on December 28, 2011 by Justin Vincent