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.
Probably the first book I have encountered to have specific example of running Hadoop, The beginning is a good lesson about how the book is laid out, then it goes into detail's... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Miguel
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 9 months ago 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 10 months ago 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 14 months ago 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 15 months ago by rICh
I read only the first 2 chapters, and got a good fundamental idea of Hadoop File System. Enough to engage in intelligent discussions at work, where I am a software developer.Published 16 months ago by Robert E. Ryan