This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
We are currently doing a POC for a Hadoop implementation. Most of the users submitting their resumes seem to have statistical backgrounds. Is statistics a necessity for learning Hadoop? I am just beginning to learn Hadoop and I can already see that there is a learning curve and a differing way of approach to implementing Hadoop.