3 Day Hadoop Fundamentals

Course Summary

ExpoNential Inc. (Host of CloudCon Expo & Conference) is offering this 3 day extensive class on Hadoop platforms. We have a team of experienced instructors who have worked extensively in Hadoop & Cassandra platforms, and have deployed various clustering software packages internationally to fortune 500 clients. 


This is a fast paced, vendor agnostic, technical overview of the Hadoop landscape. No prior knowledge of databases or programming is assumed. This survey course is targeted towards both technical and non-technical people who want to understand the emerging world of Big Data, with a specific focus on Hadoop. In each sub-topic, the instructor will provide links and resource recommendations for students who want to explore that area further (for example, YouTube videos, books, blog posts). Students will be given slide deck which can be used as reference material after the course.  


Students will experience real Hadoop clusters and the latest Hadoop distributions. By default, we use Cloudera’s latest Hadoop distribution. However, based on demand, we can use also use Hortonworks, MapR, and Hadoop on Windows Azure.



July 23 - 25, 2013 (9am - 5pm)



NYC Seminar and Conference Center

71 West 23rd Street - Suite 515

(23rd Street and 6th Avenue)

New York, NY 10010




One Day $699
Two Days $1199
All Three Days $1499


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Engineers, Programmers, Networking specialists, Managers, Executives


Softwares Covered

 HDFS, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase




- Introduce students to the core concepts of Hadoop

- Deep dive into the critical architecture paths of HDFS, MapReduce and HBase

- Teach the basics of how to effectively write Pig and Hive scripts

- Explain how to choose the correct use cases for Hadoop

- Give each student access to an individual 1-node Hadoop cluster in Rackspace to run through some hands-on labs for the 5 software components: HDFS, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase

- Provide links to the best books, blog posts and videos for students to learn more about Hadoop on their own






Course Outline


Introduction to Big Data and Hadoop


MapReduce Introduction

MapReduce Advanced



Next-gen Hadoop (2.0) 


Day 1:        Introduction to Hadoop

- Parallel Computer vs. Distributed Computing

- Brief history of Hadoop

- Scaling with Hadoop

- Hadoop clusters at Yahoo! and Facebook

- RDBMS/SQL vs. Hadoop

- Hadoop Daemons introduction: NameNode, DataNode, JobTracker, TaskTracker

- Intro to the Hadoop ecosystem: HDFS, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, HBase, ZooKeeper

- Vendor Comparison (Cloudera vs. Hortonworks vs. Amazon EMR)

- Hardware + Software recommendations for Hadoop



- Linux File system options

- Sample HDFS commands

- HDFS sample architecture at Yahoo!

- Data Locality

- Rack Awareness

- Write Pipeline

- Read Pipeline

- NameNode architecture (EditLog, FsImage, location of replicas, safe mode)

- Secondary NameNode architecture

- DataNode architecture

- Heartbeats

- Block Scanner

- Fsck Health Check + file breakdown

- Balancer

- LAB #1: Exploring the HDFS cmd line



- MapReduce Architecture

- JobTracker/TaskTracker

- Combiner

- Partitioner (shuffle)

- Thinking in the MapReduce way (examples of Mappers & Reducers)

- Counters

- Hadoop Streaming (with python)

- Hadoop Java example

- Input/output formats

- Speculative Execution

- Distributed Cache

- Job Scheduling (FIFO, Fair Scheduler, Capacity Scheduler)

- LAB #2: Running MapReduce wordcount in Python & Java


Day 2:        Pigs Eat Anything

- Pig philosophy and architecture

- Pig Latin and the Grunt shell

- Loading data

- Data types and schemas

- Pig Latin details: structure, functions, expressions, relational operators

- Intro to User Defined Functions and Scripts

- LAB #3: Exploring Pig Latin commands


                    Hive for Structured Data 

- Hive philosophy and architecture

- Hive vs. RDBMS

- HiveQL and Hive Shell

- Managing tables

- Data types and schemas

- Querying data

- LAB #4: Analyzing movie reviews with Hive



Day 3:        Real-time I/O with HBase  

- HBase versions and origins

- HBase architecture

- HBase core concepts

- HBase vs. RDBMS

- HBase Master and Region Servers

- Data Modeling

- Column Families and Regions

- HBase Internals: Bloom Filters and Block Indexes

- Write Pipeline / Read Pipeline

- Compactions

- LAB #5: Intro to the HBase command line


                    Next-gen Hadoop  

- HDFS improvements: HDFS Federation, NameNode HA, Snapshots

- MapReduce improvements: YARN, Performance




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