- Paperback: 628 pages
- Publisher: Yahoo Press; 2 edition (October 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1449389732
- ISBN-13: 978-1449389734
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 128 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,199,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hadoop: The Definitive Guide 2nd Edition
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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.
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There is a catch here, the cost of the hardware is prohibitive and can easily exceed $70,000. So, companies that are using large distributed systems that operate using Hadoop are generally closed shops and Catch 22 applies. You will have to build or borrow a small Hadoop system and learn your way around it to be able to demonstrate your expertise to get hired in a company that uses this.
However, this book can ease your way into Hadoop computing and I highly recommend it.
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.
However, the book isn't going to give you a lot of detail on programming MapReduce and things like that.
In other words, it's a good breadth book, not a good depth book. So YMWV depending on what you're looking for.
I bought the previous edition of this book and gave it 4 stars. I bought this newer edition looking for information about Hadoop 2.0, Yarn, and all of the new stuff coming out. It provided a little bit of information about this, but overall was lacking in these details. So I notched it down 1 star because of that. It was just too much duplicate information from the prior edition.