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Mastering Hadoop: Book Review

I came across a book Mastering Hadoop published by Packt and authored by Sandeep Karath. Here is my detail review about the book-

SUMMARY
This book is based on most popular massive parallel programming (MPP) framework "Hadoop" and its eco-system. This is an intermediate level book where author goes in depth on not only the principle subject but also on most of the supporting eco-systems like hive, pig, stream, etc. The book has 374 pages with 12 chapters, the ToC  itself is spanned across 7 pages! It has conceptual as well as hands on lab experiences with lot of code churned into.


OPINION
The book starts with genealogy of Hadoop where the author has nicely narrated the evolution of web search to current state and then various releases of Hadoop. Good reasoning as why Hadoop 2.0 was essential to move ahead from previous version. Touches the architecture starting from high level 3-layered, drilling down step by step to cluster and node level. Describes all the features of Hadoo…