Hadoop in “Plain English”

By Tuesday, April 10, 2012 0 Permalink 0

In a nutshell Hadoop is.... An opensource java framework bringing compute as physically close to the data as possible. Hadoop basically constists of two parts: Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Hadoop MapReduce Plain & Simple... What is HDFS? It will take a file and split it up into many small 'chunks', it then distributes and stores these ...

My 2011 in Pictures

By Sunday, January 1, 2012 0 Permalink 0

I always start every year thinking to myself i'm going to blog more this year...! Not that I write anything interesting or have many readers but it's nice to personally look back. In 2011 I only wrote 3 posts (compared to 10 the previous 2 years) and I personally think I had an exciting year ...