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jone wiilum
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Joined: Mar 24, 2007
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Hi All,
I am java/j2ee developer and i have 5+ experience in both.
I want to learn hadoop ,hbase,pig . and want to work in this technology
Please suggest me , it is good to learn this technology.
what is future for these technology?
what is use of my java knowledge ,in this technology?
is it good career path?

please help me to take right decisions

Bear Bibeault
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You're hardly going to create a career of out of a single technology.

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jone wiilum
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Hi Bear ,
Thanks for your reply.
but I am confused about Hadoop , what is future for this Technology.
If I am java developer what is use of Hadoop for me ?
where is my java knowledge fit in Hadoop Context ?

Jeanne Boyarsky
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Hadoop is a tool/framework/language. Like JDBC or JPA, it is good to know. You'll need to know many things in your career, so it is always good to learn.

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arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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Here is what Hadoop is?

1. Check you local advertisements to see how may companies are l seeking for this technology?
2. Do a bit of a research at to see its trend.
3. Check the industry specific forums like,, etc to see what the experts are saying.
4. Finally, now a days, there are so many so called Java developers. So, it really pays to have Java plus something, for example Java/JEE plus SOA or Java/JEE plus BPM, etc.

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reddy sekhar

Joined: Aug 14, 2009
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thanks a lot good information.
Kranti Sri
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Joined: Feb 19, 2013
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also, see if there's a meet up in your area..
this is just a link to NY Meetup. Look for one in your area, join and attend sessions. they are free and generally organized by Companies.. its a good start ..

Hadoop Meetup NY
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