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Learning Cascading by Victoria Loewengart, Michael Covert

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Chapter 7. Optimizing the Performance of a Cascading Application

Optimizing performance by tuning a Cascading application is essential in order to ensure speedy and reliable execution. This chapter will provide in-depth information on how to efficiently optimize a Cascading application and configure the underlying framework (Hadoop) for maximum performance.

You will learn what to look for when determining performance characteristics. We will be:

  • Examining practices for improving the performance of a Cascading application
  • Discussing how to make performance changes to the underlying Hadoop system when Cascading is running on a specific platform
  • Showing how to effectively use checkpoints to help with processing time when failures occur
  • Overviewing several ...

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