Very often I do get the query ‘I am familiar with X, Y and Z, is it good enough to get started with Big Data ?’.
This post is to address the same. Here we will look at what is required to get started with Big Data and the rational behind it.
There is a lot of information on the internet to get started with each one of them and it is easy to get lost. So, the references to get started with those technologies are also included.
Linux : Big Data (the Hadoop revolution) started on the Linux OS. Even now most of the Big Data software’s are initially developed on Linux and porting to Windows has been an after thought.
Microsoft partnered with Hortonworks to speed up the porting of the Big Data software’s to Windows.
To get started with the latest software’s around Big Data, knowledge of Linux is a must. The good thing about Linux is that it is free and it opens up a lot of opportunities.
There are more than 100 different flavors of Linux and Ubuntu is one of the popular distribution to get started for those who are new to Linux.
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