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Beyond Hello World

Nishant Sonar

Joined: May 15, 2006
Posts: 2

Hello Chuck

I read hadoop books previously from O'Rielly Hadoop Definitive Guide, also followed some articles available from the Internet , but i could not go ahead of hello world program as I felt the difficulty in mapping the problem domain to writing map reduce programs. Also I felt it very difficult to map the mappers and reducers in the hadoop distributable with the problem domain.
Do you have any notion in your books towards mapping the problem in map reduce programs.

Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 41531
I know it is a few days since you joined, but this seems to be just about your 1st post.

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Chuck Lam

Joined: Aug 09, 2010
Posts: 12
One thing I kept in mind in writing the book was to have many realistic examples using MapReduce, so you can see various ways of applying it. MapReduce is a different way at structuring problems so it does take some time to get used to. Just as a event-based framework helps a lot in writing GUIs, the MapReduce framework helps in writing large data processing programs. The hurdle is getting used to a different view on this class of problems.
Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
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I'm wondering how a "Hello World" program is doable in Hadoop.
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