A practical guide to designing, testing, and implementing complex MapReduce applications in Scala
Develop MapReduce applications using a functional development language in a lightweight, high-performance, and testable way
Recognize the Scalding capabilities to communicate with external data stores and perform machine learning operations
Full of illustrations and diagrams, practical examples, and tips for deeper understanding of MapReduce application development
Programming MapReduce with Scalding is a practical guide to setting up a development environment and implementing simple and complex MapReduce transformations in Scalding, using a test-driven development methodology and other best practices.
This book will first introduce you to how the Cascading framework allows for higher abstraction reasoning over MapReduce applications and then dive into how Scala DSL Scalding enables us to develop elegant and testable applications. It will then teach you how to test Scalding jobs and how to define specifications and behavior-driven development (BDD) with Scalding. This book will also demonstrate how to monitor and maintain cluster stability and efficiently access SQL, NoSQL, and search platforms.
Programming MapReduce with Scalding provides hands-on information starting from proof of concept applications and progressing to production-ready implementations.