Thomas Henson - Making Hadoop Simple

35 Reasons to Learn Hadoop Today

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time to plant one is today. Okay so what does this old Chinese proverb have to do with learning Hadoop? Let’s break down the proverb. Trees are awesome when they are…

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Pig Eval COUNT Function

How many fingers am I holding up? 1….2…3… Three is the answer I was looking for. Learning to count might sound trivial but is something you do everyday. What happens when you need to count variables in your data set? If you are using Pig, which…

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Pig String Functions

Stuck trying to manipulate a string in Hadoop and don’t want to use Java? No Problem use Pig’s built in String Functions. Why Pig for ETL? Using Apache Pig in Hadoop is a must for ETL transactions. Pig allows for developer to quickly write a…

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HDFS Getting Started Course

Are you ready to get some Hadoop knowledge dropped on you? Well here it is after eight long months since my last Pluralsight course. HDFS Getting Started has been launched. I couldn’t be more excited to have this course released. HDFS Getting Started is baseline course…

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Top 10 Favorite Post of 2015

So long 2015 2015 is done. I love the New Year because it’s always a good time to look back at what you have accomplished. 2015 presented me with new challenges and opportunities. As I was planning out my goals for next year, I wanted to…

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How Big Data Impacts Holiday Shopping

Christmas is a magical time of year. I still remember the Christmas when I was 7 years old. After all the gifts had been opened my parents made me take the trash out to the road. It had been a great Christmas I was very…

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Comparing Data with Pig Latin MAX() Function

Last time we tackled how to use the Min() function in Pig and so this week we are going to learn to use the opposite function the MAX(). It’s just like the MIN() function but instead of finding the lowest value in an array/column, it finds the…

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Pig Latin Eval Function MIN

If you were working in Excel could you easily find the minimum value in a column or row of data? Of course you could. Excel has a function built in to find the minimum value and many other functions. Well so does Apache Pig, you…

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Execute Pig Script from Command Line

Ready to run a Pig script with the Grunt Shell or Pig Editor?   The time has come to take the training wheels off and run a Pig script without using the Grunt Shell. At least that is how I felt when I ran my…

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Apache Pig Eval Functions Series

Ready to master the Apache Pig but not sure how to get started? How can I master Apache Pig? The process for mastering a programming language is that same as learning any other skills. Practice, Practice, Practice. The practice needs to be focused and using…

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