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Big Data Analytics with Hadoop 3

By : Sridhar Alla
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Big Data Analytics with Hadoop 3

By: Sridhar Alla

Overview of this book

Apache Hadoop is the most popular platform for big data processing, and can be combined with a host of other big data tools to build powerful analytics solutions. Big Data Analytics with Hadoop 3 shows you how to do just that, by providing insights into the software as well as its benefits with the help of practical examples. Once you have taken a tour of Hadoop 3’s latest features, you will get an overview of HDFS, MapReduce, and YARN, and how they enable faster, more efficient big data processing. You will then move on to learning how to integrate Hadoop with the open source tools, such as Python and R, to analyze and visualize data and perform statistical computing on big data. As you get acquainted with all this, you will explore how to use Hadoop 3 with Apache Spark and Apache Flink for real-time data analytics and stream processing. In addition to this, you will understand how to use Hadoop to build analytics solutions on the cloud and an end-to-end pipeline to perform big data analysis using practical use cases. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed with the analytical capabilities of the Hadoop ecosystem. You will be able to build powerful solutions to perform big data analytics and get insight effortlessly.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Scientific Computing and Big Data Analysis with Python and Hadoop

Introduction to big data

Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Verizon, Macy's, and Whole Foods are all companies that run their business using data analytics and base many of the decisions on the analytics. Think about what kind of data they are collecting, how much data they might be collecting, and then how they might be using the data.

Let's look at the grocery store example seen earlier; what if the store starts expanding its business to set up hundreds of stores? Naturally, the sales transactions will have to be collected and stored at a scale hundreds of times more than the single store. But then, no business works independently any more. There is a lot of information out there, starting from local news, tweets, Yelp reviews, customer complaints, survey activities, competition from other stores, the changing demographics or economy of the local area, and so on. All such additional data can help in better understanding the customer behavior and the revenue models.

For example, if we see increasing...