Thomas Henson - Making Hadoop Simple

The Phoenix Project Book Review

Where do I start with DevOps? Working in IT Operations is hard like really hard. Most of you who have been doing for years already know this. Technical debt seems to pile up and you are constantly being asked to more with less. Most companies are…

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Hadoop from the Command Line

Moving data around in Hadoop is easy when using the Hue interface but when it comes to learning to do this from the command line it gets hard. In my Pluralsight course HDFS Getting Started you can get up to speed on moving data around from…

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Top HDFS Commands

Hadoop runs on top of a Linux operating system but the data resides inside the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). This concept is can be confusing if you expect to upload files to your local directory in Linux and run a MapReduce job over that…

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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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