Interview with Alex Holmes, author of “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition”
Nov 20, 2014
The new “Hadoop in Practice. Second Edition” book by Alex Holmes provides a deep insight into Hadoop ecosystem covering a wide spectrum of topics such as data organization, layouts and serialization, data processing, including MapReduce and big data patterns, special structures along with their usage to simplify big data processing, and SQL on Hadoop data.
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InfoQ eMag: Hadoop
Apache Hadoop is proving useful in deriving insights out of large amounts of data, and is seeing rapid improvements. Hadoop 2 now goes beyond Map-Reduce; it is more modular, pluggable and flexible and it fits a variety of use cases better. We explore this as well as some tools that can help utilize Hadoop better.
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Dean Wampler on Scalding, NoSQL, Scala, Functional Programming and Big Data
Dec 16, 2013
Dean Wampler explains Scalding and the other Hadoop support libraries, the return of SQL, how (big) data is the killer application for functional programming, Java 8 vs Scala, and much more.
Optimizing for Big Data at Facebook
Apr 17, 2012
Hive co-creator Ashish Thusoo describes the Big Data challenges Facebook faced and presents solutions in 2 areas: Reduction in the data footprint and CPU utilization. Generating 300 to 400 terabytes per day, they store RC files as blocks, but store as columns within a block to get better compression. He also talks about the current Big Data ecosystem and trends for companies going forward.