Real-World Hadoop

Real-World Hadoop

by Ted Dunning & Ellen Friedman

How do you win with big data? Lots of people are turning to Apache Hadoop, Apache HBase and related NoSQL technology as a cost-effective way to quickly get value from their data. But just deciding to adopt these new tools isn’t enough to guarantee your success.

Using Hadoop and NoSQL successfully is the focus of a new book, Real World Hadoop. Whether you are new to the Hadoop world or an experienced user, you’ll learn how to use these new approaches to your advantage. Co-authors Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman share lessons taken from real-world situations, including examples of Hadoop and NoSQL in production settings.

Read this book to:

  • Find out why so many people are adopting Hadoop and NoSQL solutions
  • Explore how Hadoop ecosystem tools such as Apache Spark, Apache Drill, Apache Kafka and Apache Hive are used
  • Get technical tips and best practices when using Hadoop and NoSQL
  • Examine prototypical Hadoop use cases that apply to a wide range of sectors
  • Explore real-world stories that show how MapR customers put Hadoop and NoSQL databases to work

About the authors

Ted Dunning, Chief Applications Architect at MapR Technologies and committer and PMC member of the Apache Mahout, Apache ZooKeeper, and Apache Drill projects and mentor for Apache Storm. He contributed to Mahout clustering, classification and matrix decomposition algorithms and helped expand the new version of Mahout Math library. Ted was the chief architect behind the MusicMatch (now Yahoo Music) and Veoh recommendation systems, he built fraud detection systems for ID Analytics (LifeLock) and he has issued 24 patents to date. Ted has a PhD in computing science from University of Sheffield. When he’s not doing data science, he plays guitar and mandolin. Connect with Ted on Twitter at @ted_dunning

Ellen Friedman is a consultant and commentator, currently writing mainly about big data topics. She is a committer for the Apache Mahout project and a contributor to the Apache Drill project. With a PhD in Biochemistry, she has years of experience as a research scientist and has written about a variety of technical topics including molecular biology, nontraditional inheritance, and oceanography. Ellen is on Twitter at @Ellen_Friedman