- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Third Edition edition (May 26, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449311520
- ISBN-13: 978-1449311520
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 159 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #198,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
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.
Top customer reviews
I appreciate that this book covers high-level concepts as well as dives deep into the technical details that you will need to know for the design, implementation and day-to-day running of Hadoop and its various associated technologies.
One example of failed detail is around configuration for the "Fair scheduler." It basically says (in a few paragraphs) turn it on and let the defaults fly. The Hadoop Operations book has 3 pages on the subject and mentions at least 1, "You must configure this for it to work" variable.
Buy it if you want a good overview of everything at the time of publishing. Don't if you expect it to be your handbook for building a Hadoop Cluster.
That said, I haven't found any more complete book on Hadoop. This is packed with great information, but you might have to read it through more than once. It's best use, in my opinion, would be as a reference book.