Can someone guide me in how to learn and practice Hadoop? I want to work on big data in the future and I want to work further in the field. Some datasets, practice tutorials, and guidelines are what I am looking for.


Here you are:

A MOOC from coursera, but you have to wait until they will run it again or

You can start from dozens of courses here in big data university.


In addition to educational materials, Cloudera offers a free Hadoop cluster that is ready to go. After installing VirtualBox, KVM or VMWare, you can download and run the virtual machine.

Hortonworks also offers a complete VM: "sandbox. This comes with Hive, Pig, and other tools that can be managed by the browser frontend.

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