You can’t get too far in any discussion of Big Data without some mention of Hadoop, an open-source software framework that supports data-intensive distributed applications. Now IBM helps us mere mortal HPC folks better understand this powerful tool with a free eBook on Hadoop for Dummies from author Robert D. Schneider.
Enterprises are using technolo- gies such as MapReduce and Hadoop to extract value from Big Data. The results of these efforts are truly mission-critical in size and scope. Properly deploying these vital solutions requires careful planning and evaluation when selecting a supporting infrastructure. In this book, we provide you with a solid understanding of key Big Data concepts and trends, as well as related architectures, such as MapReduce and Hadoop. We also present some suggestions about how to implement high-performance Hadoop.