The book, �Hadoop in Action� is a complete, highly informative and useful guide on ApacheHadoop, an open-source software framework required for large-scale processing of data-sets and storage of commodity hardware. Due to its amazing features and functions, it has become mandatory for every individual in this field to know Hadoop. But there are a very few books in the market that give a detailed account of this open-source software. This book comes as a great relief for students as well as professionals as it contains everything about Hadoop.
The main focus of this books is on replacing the traditional database applications with Apache Hadoop. One can find all the required information through the topics that are covered, such as Starting Hadoop, Components of Hadoop, Hadoop in Action, Advanced MapReduce, Programming Practices, Cookbook, Writing basic MapReduce programs and Managing Hadoop. The book simplifies the complicated MapReduce and enables the readers to write programs within the MapReduce framework. To make the content more engaging, there are ample updated commands, examples, figure, and graphs. The book is written in simple language and is the ideal study material for beginners. The casual and accessible writing style of this book shows users how to enjoy using Hadoop. It also includes its elementary, advanced and special functions. The book is a very helpful and handy book for professionals, such as architects, programmers, project managers and whoever is into processing of data in large volumes.
The author, Chuck Lam, is a famous engineer and regarded as an expert in this field. With a doctorate degree from Stanford University in the topic Pattern Recognition and Electrical Engineering, he has played a vital role in founding the RollCall, a mobile social networking venture. He has also written books on engineering that include Electrophysiology Of Vision: Clinical Testing And Applications and Analytical Applications of Immobilized Enzyme Reactors.
This edition of the book is available in paperback binding for online shoppers. It has an ISBN 10 number of 8177228137 and ISBN 13 number of 978-8177228137.