Hadoop Operations
A Guide for Developers and Administrators
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2012
Pages: 298

If you’ve been asked to maintain large and complex Hadoop clusters, this book is a must. Demand for operations-specific material has skyrocketed now that Hadoop is becoming the de facto standard for truly large-scale data processing in the data center. Eric Sammer, Principal Solution Architect at Cloudera, shows you the particulars of running Hadoop in production, from planning, installing, and configuring the system to providing ongoing maintenance.

Rather than run through all possible scenarios, this pragmatic operations guide calls out what works, as demonstrated in critical deployments.

  • Get a high-level overview of HDFS and MapReduce: why they exist and how they work
  • Plan a Hadoop deployment, from hardware and OS selection to network requirements
  • Learn setup and configuration details with a list of critical properties
  • Manage resources by sharing a cluster across multiple groups
  • Get a runbook of the most common cluster maintenance tasks
  • Monitor Hadoop clusters—and learn troubleshooting with the help of real-world war stories
  • Use basic tools and techniques to handle backup and catastrophic failure
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This book exceeded my expetations

By Phil V.

from Dubuque, IA

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  • Accurate
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  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
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    Comments about oreilly Hadoop Operations:

    This is a great book. From start to finish its is not a very difficult read.


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    By HadoopArch

    from germany

    Comments about oreilly Hadoop Operations:

    Used to get more information on Hadoop architecture and technology behind ist.
    Great Details on Installation if you want to install cloudera Hadoop distribution.
    Some typing errors in the ebook.
    Early release will stop reading flow because of missing parts.

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    Great book for every Hadoop Admin

    By kernel023

    from Tokyo, Japan

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    Comments about oreilly Hadoop Operations:

    I have never seen kind of this book. This book covers deep knowledge about Hadoop administration.
    I hope YARN (MRv2) will covered in the next release.

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