Media praise for Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
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"Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, Third Edition is not a beginners how-to book. But its definitely recommended for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters."
-- , Sagecreek Productions
"The book is a good reference, capturing new developments of Hadoop and its ecosystem of projects sufficiently across its breadth."
-- , DZone.com
"If you happen to start working with Hadoop in your project or considering some of the related technologies--this book is a great start."
-- , Papo's log
"This is a 'must' for any serious programming reference library. "
-- , The Midwest Book Review: The Bookwatch, The Computer Shelf, August 2012, Volume 7, Number 8
"It's a solid all around book covering several different areas of the Hadoop ecosystem. However, it shouldn't be the first book someone reads about Hadoop."
-- , Athens MongoDB User Group
"Hadoop is today a industry-standard software for the Big Data and this book it's the industry-standard book for Hadoop. This book is able to bring you from no knowledge about Hadoop and the Big Data to a full knowledge of Hadoop and it's usage. The book is split in 16 chapters and 3 appendix for a total of 628 pages of contents. This make ~33 pages for chapter so it's easy to read and to find what you need. This is very important since "“ even if it's possible "“ it's rare that this kind of book is read cover-to-cover. " Full Review >
-- , blog.grimp.eu