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Alex Holmes is a senior software engineer with extensive expertise in solving big data problems using Hadoop. He has presented at JavaOne and Jazoon and is a technical lead at VeriSign.
This is quite possibly the best computer book of all time. Alex Holmes truly is a national treasure.Published 12 months ago by Eric M Gottschalk
Firstly, the copyright date is 2012: NOT 2013 as stated on Amazon. Also, the scribbles in the margins are nearly impossible to read. Read morePublished 15 months ago by SF
This book is full of practical techniques and charts.
However, the comments around the charts are not that easy to read due to font/color selected.
Best book I have read on hardtop yet. Highly relevant techniques with clear, concise writing. Best book out there for modern Hadoop instruction.Published on November 4, 2013 by HifiJunkie
I've been enjoying reading the book and learned many practical tools. This is a handy book for work, not for classroom. Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by W. LI
Comprehensive with examples covering a lot of Hadoop related topics. It even has chapters on R integration, and the depth it goes is better than more specialized books.Published on June 14, 2013 by S. Wang
Alex did a fantastic job with this book. Highly relevant, useful examples. I teach Cloudera Hadoop for Global Knowledge, and frequently both reference this book & recommend... Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by rICh