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Learning Cascading by Victoria Loewengart, Michael Covert

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Chapter 1. The Big Data Core Technology Stack

This chapter will introduce the reader to the concepts of big data and the core technologies that comprise it. This knowledge is essential as the foundation to learn Cascading. Cascading provides a comprehensive framework that definitely eases many of the verbose and mundane tasks associated with writing Hadoop, and in the future, many other types of big data jobs. However, as with all complex subjects, an understanding of how Hadoop works is required to gain a full understanding of how to best use Cascading.

Reviewing Hadoop

Hadoop is very complex and has many low-level details and nuances that require a significant amount of documentation and explanation to cover. This chapter is a high-level overview ...

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