Hadoop Ecosystem Cheat Sheet

HDP 2.2 Components

For someone evaluating Hadoop, the considerably large list of components in the Hadoop ecosystem can be overwhelming.  Below you’ll find a reference table with keywords you may have heard in discussions concerning Hadoop as well as a brief description. Image courtesy of Hortonworks. Name Description HDFS Hadoop’s underlying distributed file system YARN Provides resource management […]

Getting Started with Hadoop

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Avalon is successfully helping a number of our clients derive business benefit from Hadoop.  And in that process, we see a very common problem:  many of the great developers and architects we encounter just don’t know where to start in terms of getting that base level of technical knowledge in Hadoop.  And they’re too busy […]

Harnessing Hadoop to Visualize Big Data Log Files

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One of the demonstration projects that had been on the radar for the Big Data Practice here at Avalon Consulting, LLC was processing some large log data and visualizing it in an interesting way.  A few days before the pope was going to be selected we got the idea that the traffic patterns at Patheos […]