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Hadoop Blueprints

By : Anurag Shrivastava, Tanmay Deshpande
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Hadoop Blueprints

By: Anurag Shrivastava, Tanmay Deshpande

Overview of this book

If you have a basic understanding of Hadoop and want to put your knowledge to use to build fantastic Big Data solutions for business, then this book is for you. Build six real-life, end-to-end solutions using the tools in the Hadoop ecosystem, and take your knowledge of Hadoop to the next level. Start off by understanding various business problems which can be solved using Hadoop. You will also get acquainted with the common architectural patterns which are used to build Hadoop-based solutions. Build a 360-degree view of the customer by working with different types of data, and build an efficient fraud detection system for a financial institution. You will also develop a system in Hadoop to improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Build a churn detection system for a telecom company, develop an Internet of Things (IoT) system to monitor the environment in a factory, and build a data lake – all making use of the concepts and techniques mentioned in this book. The book covers other technologies and frameworks like Apache Spark, Hive, Sqoop, and more, and how they can be used in conjunction with Hadoop. You will be able to try out the solutions explained in the book and use the knowledge gained to extend them further in your own problem space.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Hadoop Blueprints
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Understanding the business problem

We will build a fraud detection system for a bank using Hadoop and Spark. The fraud detection system will predict whether a payment transaction is a suspect transaction. If such a suspicious transaction is detected, then the payment processing system can step up security and ask for more information from the account holder before the transaction can be processed. In our definition of a transaction, we will the cover payments made by a retail banking customer from his checking account to other parties. These payments can take place using a variety of modes, as follows:

  • Using Internet banking to transfer money to another account

  • Via swiping a card at a shop to pay for goods or services

  • Payment for goods on an e-commerce site

  • Direct debits for bill payment

  • Cash withdrawal using an ATM card

Every mode of payment offers fraudsters the opportunity to indulge in fraudulent activities. These activities can take place by stealing the IDs, bank cards, and PINs to conduct...