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Learning Hadoop 2 by Garry Turkington, Gabriele Modena

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Summary

In this chapter, we took a quick gallop around the broader Hadoop ecosystem, looking at the following topics:

  • Why alternative Hadoop distributions exist and some of the more popular ones
  • Other projects that provide capabilities, extensions, or Hadoop supporting tools
  • Alternative ways of writing or creating Hadoop jobs
  • Sources of information and how to connect with other enthusiasts

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