How to get started with Hadoop

The reason I recommend this method is because it covers the fundamentals, and there is no need to have a local installation on your laptop. Moreover, the book will help you understand the basic concepts. If you already know the basics, trying Hortonworks sandbox is more suitable.

1- Open an account with Amazon Web Services

Click here to go to the site

2-  Register for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)  and Simple Storage Service (S3)

Watch this video for the instructions:

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3-  You’d need the book: Hadoop the definitive guide. Follow the instructions in  “Hadoop in the cloud”