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MapReduce for dummies

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Continuing the coverage on Hadoop component, we will go through the MapReduce component. MapReduce is a concept that has been programming model of LISP. But before we jump into MapReduce, lets start with an example to understand how MapReduce works. Given a couple of sentences, write a program that counts the number of words. Now, the traditional thinking when solving ...

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Joins with Map Reduce

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I have been reading on Join implementations available for Hadoop for past few days. In this post I recap some techniques I learnt during the process. The joins can be done at both Map side and Join side according to the nature of data sets of to be joined. Reduce Side Join Let’s take the following tables containing employee and ...

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Word Count MapReduce with Akka

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In my ongoing workings with Akka, i recently wrote an Word count map reduce example. This example implements the Map Reduce model, which is very good fit for a scale out design approach. Flow The client system (FileReadActor) reads a text file and sends each line of text as a message to the ClientActor. The ClientActor has the reference to ...

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A SMALL cross-section of BIG Data

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Big data is a term applied to data sets whose size is beyond the ability of commonly used software tools to capture, manage, and process the data within a tolerable elapsed time. Big data sizes are a constantly moving target currently ranging from a few dozen terabytes to many petabytes of data in a single data set. IDC estimated the ...

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Big Data analytics with Hive and iReport

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Each J.J. Abrams’ TV series Person of Interest episode starts with the following narration from Mr. Finch one of the leading characters: “You are being watched. The government has a secret system–a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know because…I built it.” Of course us technical people know better. It would take a huge team ...

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Hadoop: A Soft Introduction

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What is Hadoop: Hadoop is a framework written in Java for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware and incorporates features similar to those of the Google File System and of MapReduce. HDFSis a highly fault-tolerant distributed file system and like Hadoop designed to be deployed on low-cost hardware. It provides high throughput access to application data and is ...

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MapReduce: A Soft Introduction

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MapReduce is a parallel programming technique made popular by Google. It is used for processing very large amounts of data. Such processing can be completed in a reasonable amount of time only by distributing the work to multiple machines in parallel. Each machine processes a small subset of the data. MapReduce is a programming model that lets developers focus on ...

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