Free Online Hadoop Training by Cloudera

Update: Some of the links are no longer valid. Clicking those takes you to the Cloudera videos page

I was looking for some online training on Hadoop. Turns out Cloudera has some excellent training available online, and best of all it is free.

I decided to create a list of all the training material with the time required to go through each one for easy reference

Training Type Time
Introduction to HBase Video 15 min
Download and setup training VM VMWare VM ~
Thinking at Scale Video 23 min
MapReduce and HDFS Video 50 min
Getting Started with Hadoop PDF, exercises 30 min
Hadoop Ecosystem Tour Video 20 min
Programming with Hadoop Video 50 min
MapReduce Algorithms Video 35 min
Writing MapReduce Programs PDF, exercises 90 min
Introduction to Hive Video 50 min
Hive Tutorial Video 16 min
Introduction to Pig Video 50 min
Pig Tutorial Video 15 min

So far I have gone through the first couple of videos and set up the VM. The videos are really good. Hopefully, they will offer more of their training online (free, or paid) or start to offer it more frequently in Europe.

Developer communities in the Netherlands

July last year, I moved to the Netherlands to join Xebia Nederland after working at Xebia India for a year.

There were a few different reasons for the move, but one thing that I was looking forward to personally was a more vibrant developer community. In spite of the huge number of developers in India, there are not that many hard core developer events or communities. What events there are, are geared towards marketing or propagation of latest buzzwords be they Agile, Lean, or Cloud or something else. And Malaysia before that wasn’t any better either.

In contrast, in the Netherlands, I have been to a whole lot of programming groups and events in just six months РDevoxx 2010, and a fair few NL NoSQL group meetups. Not to mention such events hosted by Xebia itself Рmany excellent Xebia knowledge exchange sessions and tech rallies. A few months ago, we had James Coplien come in for two days to talk about lean architecture and organizational patterns. During one of the last tech rallies, Dan North dropped by for a while and talked about deliberate discovery and his other (post agile?) ideas. In short, the developer in me has been having a rocking time. Let us see what the year 2011 brings!