New to Hadoop

Are you a technical end-user learning Apache Hadoop? Consider taking the following steps.

Knowing where to start can be difficult, but the structured, curated list of resources below should help.

1. Read Up on Background
2. Download Packages, Install a VM, or Spin Up on Cloud
3. Explore Tutorials
4. Get Trained Up
5. Read Books
6. Participate and Contribute!


1. Read Up on Background

Getting a bit of background information first is always a good idea.


2. Download Packages, Install a VM, or Spin Up in the Cloud

CDH is Cloudera's 100% open-source, enterprise-ready distro of Apache Hadoop and related projects. Install it directly for the best Hadoop experience, or test-drive it in VM form first (or spin-up a cluster in the cloud).


3. Explore How-to's and Tutorials

It's the quickest way to become dangerous.


4. Get Trained Up

When "being dangerous" isn't good enough, it's time to train with Cloudera University.


5. Read Books

Reading books, or at least keeping them around for reference, is the best way to progressively deepen your knowledge.


6. Participate and Contribute!

Make an impact on the quality and direction of the Hadoop stack - by reporting bugs and/or becoming an active contributor to a project.