Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce

Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce
Optimizing Hadoop for MapReduce is published by in February 2014. This book has 120 pages in English, ISBN-13 9781783285655.

MapReduce is the distribution system that the Hadoop MapReduce engine uses to distribute work around a cluster by working parallel on smaller data sets. It is useful in a wide range of applications, including distributed pattern-based searching, distributed sorting, web link-graph reversal, term-vector per host, web access log stats, inverted index construction, document clustering, machine learning, and statistical machine translation.

This book introduces you to advanced MapReduce concepts and teaches you everything from identifying the factors that affect MapReduce job performance to tuning the MapReduce configuration. Based on real-world experience, this book will help you to fully utilize your cluster’s node resources to run MapReduce jobs optimally.

This book details the Hadoop MapReduce job performance optimization process. Through a number of clear and practical steps, it will help you to fully utilize your cluster’s node resources.

Starting with how MapReduce works and the factors that affect MapReduce performance, you will be given an overview of Hadoop metrics and several performance monitoring tools. Further on, you will explore performance counters that help you identify resource bottlenecks, check cluster health, and size your Hadoop cluster. You will also learn about optimizing map and reduce tasks by using Combiners and compression.

The book ends with best practices and recommendations on how to use your Hadoop cluster optimally.

What you will learn from this book

  • Learn about the factors that affect MapReduce performance
  • Utilize the Hadoop MapReduce performance counters to identify resource bottlenecks
  • Size your Hadoop cluster’s nodes
  • Set the number of mappers and reducers correctly
  • Optimize mapper and reducer task throughput and code size using compression and Combiners
  • Understand the various tuning properties and best practices to optimize clusters

Approach

This book is an example-based tutorial that deals with optimizing MapReduce job performance.

Who this book is written for

If you are a Hadoop administrator, developer, MapReduce user, or beginner, this book is the best choice available if you wish to optimize your clusters and applications. Having prior knowledge of creating MapReduce applications is not necessary, but will help you better understand the concepts and snippets of MapReduce class template code.

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