Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hadoop and MapReduce basics–Udacity online course

Udacity and Cloudera recently partnered to create an online course titled “Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce”.

I really like the course.  It’s short and to the point.  I think it’s a very good introduction for people new to Hadoop and wanting to get a bit of hands on.

I created a short YouTube video that walks someone through the first question in the final section of the course.  It’s important to understand the concepts thought in the course, because they all need to be applied here.

Installing the Cloudera VM using VMware Player

I created a short YouTube video that walks a new user through the process of install VMware Player and then loading the Udacity/Cloudera pre-built VM.

This is very handy for people new to virtualization and wanting some help to walk through the process of getting the VM up and running.