Best Practices to Guarantee a Successful Start to your Big Data Projects
Hadoop holds great promise for unlocking the power of your data, but setting up and maintaining a Hadoop cluster is no easy feat. That's why we bring you these two chapters from the O'Reilly book Hadoop: The Definitive Guide (full guide available to purchase on Oreilly.com).
These two chapters will teach you how to build and maintain a reliable and scalable Hadoop cluster. The first chapter focuses on setting up your Hadoop cluster, and the second dives into how to cope with daily administration. Topics include:
- Various options for installing Hadoop either on your own or through a hosted cloud solution
- Best practices to appropriately size your cluster
- How to run a benchmark easily and with minimal setup cost
- What procedures are required to keep a cluster running smoothly