on 3 May 2012
This book has led me from intermediate tutorial follower to finally understanding the real tricks of making this work on large data sets with replication and scaled out servers. Finally all my little questions are answered in this book. Without a doubt this is THE book I needed, if only I had bought this one before!
This book is not for a noobie, you will need to understand the basics and know scripting basics (Python/Perl) and server terminology. However, if you have dabbled in Linux/Doze servers and you know about the command line then you are pretty much set to go.
This book is a must for anyone looking to handle datasets. Be it a small site with replication to a globally deployed on demand scaled web site with fault tolerances.
Good luck without it :)