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Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
by Tom White
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Wide coverage for Hadoop Eco-System, 19 April 2014
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I was looking for a book that explained Hadoop & HDFS with some technical depth to understand the practical implications of building solutions on Hadoop with a starting point of unix skills, data-warehousing but zero knowledge of Hadoop or MapReduce.
This book definitely meets the bill. It provides clear explanations of HDFS, MapReduce, HIVE, HBASE and more both in terms of what how they work and what they are good for but also provides some technical Java based examples (which I have largely skipped through). The book also covers real world implementations showing various patterns used by major Hadoop consumers that make use of the various toolsets which for me helped to cement the ideas and strengths of the various elements.
I have already recommended this book to others.
The only reason for not rating it higher is that I cannot yet testify to the quality of the code samples.


CleanZone Reusable Cooking Mat Liner - TWIN Pack. Non-Stick, No Mess + 5 Year Guarantee
CleanZone Reusable Cooking Mat Liner - TWIN Pack. Non-Stick, No Mess + 5 Year Guarantee
Offered by WellBake Ltd
Price: £15.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Very thin - the jury is out on a verdict, 19 April 2014
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The title says it all. Two very thin sheets that may or may not last the test of multiple uses.


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Japan
by John Benson
Edition: Flexibound

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good overview but lacking depth., 19 April 2014
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Brought this book based on recommendations and with a view to planning a short trip this year. The main reason was to help evaluate a mid-way stay between Tokyp and Kyoto. I have found that the majority of the central Honshu area is covered in not much more that 20 pages - perhaps not much of a surprise for a book this size. On the positive side the Kyoto region has as many pages.
The book is as clear all DK guides and I am sure that it will still prove to be a valuable guide.


Adult Anti-fog Swimming Goggles Glasses (Black)
Adult Anti-fog Swimming Goggles Glasses (Black)
Offered by Tcity
Price: £2.73

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tight fit but nose spacer tight and slightly uncomfortable, 19 April 2014
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Bought these following generally good reviews and have found them to be water tight. They come with 3 separate nose spacers and I had to swap to the larger supplied length. This took about 20 minutes to swap as it was not clear whether brute force was required to get the old one out or whether there was a technique as no instructions are provided. Having got the new length in I have found it difficult to get a comfortable fit of the nose separator while wearing them as the elements that snap in are hard plastic that digs into the nose.
Good for being water tight but bot the most comfortable.


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