Analyze your Hadoop data using HDInsight with Packt’s new book and eBook

November 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of its new book, HDInsight Essentials, authored by Rajesh Nadipalli, which will help establish a Big Data solution using HDInsight with open source software and provide useful Excel reports. The print book is 122 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook is available in all the popular formats for $17.84.

About the author:

Rajesh Nadipalli has over 17 years' IT experience and holds a technical leadership position at Cisco Systems. He holds an MBA from NC State University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. His key focus areas have been Data Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, and Extract Transform Load (ETL), and he has demonstrated success by delivering scalable data management and BI solutions that empower businesses to make informed decisions. In his current role as a Senior Solutions Architect at Zaloni, Raj’s clients include Verizon, American Express, Netapp, Cisco, EMC, and United Health Group. He evaluates Big Data goals for his clients, recommends a target state architecture, assists in proof of concepts, and prepares them for a production implementation. In addition, Raj is an instructor for Hadoop for Developers, Hive, Pig, and HBase.

HDInsight gives you the ability to gain the full value of Big Data with a modern, cloud-based data platform that manages data of any size and type, whether structured or unstructured.

HDInsight Essentials initially provides an overview of Hadoop and Microsoft Big Data strategy, where HDinsight plays a key role. It then shows the reader how to set up their HDInsight cluster and takes them through the 4 stages of collecting, processing, analyzing, and reporting. For each of these stages, the reader will see a practical example with working code. The reader will then learn core Hadoop concepts like HDFS and MapReduce. They will also get a closer look at how Microsoft’s HDInsight leverages Hortonworks Data Platform that uses Apache Hadoop. They will then be guided through Hadoop commands and programming using open source software, such as Hive and Pig with HDInsight. Finally, they will learn to analyze and report using PowerPivot, Power View, Excel, and other Microsoft BI tools.

HDInsight Essentials is a fast-paced guide full of step-by-step instructions on how to build a multi-node Hadoop cluster on Windows servers.

The book covers the following topics:

Chapter 1: Hadoop and HDInsight in a Heartbeat

Chapter 2: Deploying HDInsight on Premise

Chapter 3: HDInsight Azure Cloud Service

Chapter 4: Administering Your HDInsight Cluster

Chapter 5: Ingesting Data to Your Cluster

Chapter 6: Transforming Data in Your Cluster

Chapter 7: Analyzing and Reporting Your Data

Chapter 8: Project Planning Tips and Resources

HDInsight Essentials is perfect for data architects or developers who want to understand how to transform data using open source software, such as MapReduce, Hive, Pig, and JavaScript, and also leverage the Windows infrastructure.


HDInsight Essentials
Tap your unstructured Big Data and empower your business using the Hadoop distribution from Windows

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