Top 20 Hadoop and Big Data Books

Big Data Books

Hadoop: The Definitive Guide


Hadoop: The Definitive Guides the ideal guide for anyone who wants to know about the Apache Hadoop  and all that can be done with it.Good book on basics of Hadoop (HDFS, MapReduce & other related technologies). This book provides all necessary details to start work with Hadoop, program using it

“Now you have the opportunity to learn about Hadoop from a master-not only of the technology, but also of common sense and plain talk.” — Doug Cutting, Hadoop Founder, Yahoo!

Latest version 4th Edition is available here  – Hadoop – The Definitive Guide 4e

Hadoop Operations: A Guide for Developers and Administrators

This book is a great resource for getting Hadoop up and running in a serious production environment.

2nd Edition – Hadoop Operations 2e

Hadoop In Action

Hadoop in Action

If  you find Hadoop: The Definitive Guide a little intimidating , get your hands on this book and then go ahead with some practical examples.

Hadoop Essentials: A Quantitative Approach

This book adopts a unique approach to helping developers and CS students learn Hadoop MapReduce programming fast. Rather than filled with disjointed, piecemeal code snippets to show Hadoop MapReduce programming features one at a time, it is designed to place your total Hadoop MapReduce programming learning process in a common application context of mining customer spending patterns ensconced in large volumes of credit card transaction record data

Hadoop For Dummies

“Hadoop For Dummies” helps readers understand the value of big data, make a business case for using Hadoop, navigate the Hadoop ecosystem, and build and manage Hadoop applications and clusters

Hadoop in Practice

“Hadoop in Practice” collects nearly 100 Hadoop examples and presents them in a problem/solution format.

Big Data Analytics with R and Hadoop

It is a brief introduction to R and Hadoop and to use them together to solve big data problems.

MapReduce Design Patterns

Mapreduce Design Patterns

This book brings together a collection of MapReduce design patterns.

“A clear exposition of MapReduce programs for common data processing patterns—this book is indespensible for anyone using Hadoop.-Tom White”

Hadoop Beginner’s Guide

This book is  a good starting point for Beginners covering basic Hadoop concepts and tools.

Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce

Read this book to learn how to configure your Hadoop cluster to run optimal MapReduce jobs.

Hadoop Real-World Solutions Cookbook

“Hadoop Real-World Solutions Cookbook ” serves recipes for working with Hadoop. The book has 10 different chapters dealing with the basics such as setting up Hadoop, getting data into and out of Hadoop and working with HDFS.

Pro Hadoop

This book gives the ins and outs of MapReduce; how to structure a cluster, design, and implement the Hadoop file system; and how to build your first cloud computing tasks using Hadoop

Mastering Hadoop

Another book which gives you basics of HadoopMapReduce and gives knowledge on how to optimize your MapReduce jobs.

Hadoop Security: Protecting Your Big Data Platform

As more corporations turn to Hadoop to store and process their most valuable data, the risk of a potential breach of those systems increases exponentially. This practical book not only shows Hadoop administrators and security architects how to protect Hadoop data from unauthorized access, it also shows how to limit the ability of an attacker to corrupt or modify data in the event of a security breach.

Books on Hadoop Ecosystem

Listing down few books focusing on Hadoop Ecosystem projects below –

HBase : The Definitive Guide

HBase: The Definitive Guide

Programming Hive

Programming Pig

Apache Sqoop Cookbook


Apache Oozie The Workflow Scheduler for Hadoop

Apache Hadoop Yarn

Apache Hadoop YARN: Moving beyond MapReduce and Batch Processing with Apache Hadoop 2 

Apache Spark

Learning Spark: Lightning-Fast Big Data Analysis

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