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How much Hadoop knowledge should one have before diving into Pig?

Lanny Gilbert
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Joined: Jun 11, 2002
Posts: 103
I've spent maybe 2 hours looking into Apache Hadoop, so just basically familiar with the high level terms.
Should I spend more time working on Hadoop before diving into Pig? Does the Programming Pig book give a good overview of Hadoop in general?

Looking to broaden my knowledge in an area where I don't have very much.
Alan Gates
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Joined: Nov 29, 2011
Posts: 7
Learning Pig will involve learning Hadoop. But I wrote the book with the assumption that readers were not necessarily Hadoop veterans. I explain Hadoop concepts as you encounter them in Pig, and an appendix walks through the basics of Hadoop.

Alan.
 
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
 
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