Getting started with Big Data

23 Nov

Recently I have developed a lot of interest in learning Big Data and started exploring different learnings. I will provide links to some of the good resources I came across here, so that this would be a good starting point. I would request readers to suggest any additional readings in the comments.

1. Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data – From Microsoft Virtual Academy. This training has good introduction to using Windows Azure HDInsight. The sessions walk you through running MapReduce Jobs, Hive etc. These sessions a little out dated but you will get an Idea

2. Getting started with Windows Azure HDInsight : This has the latest documentation with up to date information on HDInsight.

The above two links are from Microsoft Technologies.

3. Yahoo! Hadoop Tutorial : This has a very good description of Hadoop Architecture

4. Apart from these, there are good courses on Coursera (Data Science, this is a very good course to get an idea of various Big Data solutions), Cloudera Training

5. Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce: This is a course on Udacity. Very quick to finish. Really nice one.

6. Map Reduce – A really simple Introduction – here

Please do suggest any good references that would help me and other readers.


Posted by on November 23, 2013 in BigData


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2 responses to “Getting started with Big Data

  1. Uday Mannam

    November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Hi Ranganath,

    Following two links may be of some help for you….

    How to use Eclipse with MapReduce in Cloudera’s QuickStart VM :

    Introduction to Hadoop and MapReduce:


    • ranganathg

      November 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Thanks a lot for the pointers Uday.


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