Joshua Fennessy

Two New Opportunities to Learn Hadoop and Spark

When I started learning Hadoop, the path to success wasn’t clearly defined. Since, at the
time, Hadoop hadn’t entered mainstream enterprise deployments, the use cases were as clear and the technologies to focus on wasn’t highlighted.

Today, things are a lot different.  Hadoop as been maturing at a steadhadoop-azure-logo-new_55d1639cy pace, and vendors like Microsoft are providing easily workable platform like HDInsight.

A couple of years ago, I scoffed at HDInsight as a half completed project, that wasn’t very deployable for real world solutions — my view as completely changed in the last 12 months due to the hard work and effort that Microsoft and Hortonworks have put into
growing the platform.

In it’s current state, HDInsight is a great platform to get started learning Hadoop, and because of this, I’ve put together a one day class to kick-start your training.

In this one day course, I focus on the important details you’ll need to get started building a solution with Hadoop.  After reviewing some real-world use cases that I’ve implemented using HDInsight, I take you on a tour of the environment.

About half to two-thirds of the day is focused on workshop style instruction — with lots of code examples to take home at the end of the day.  I zoom in on three of the major tools that are used with every project I work on: Hive, Spark, and Sqoop.  While there are other things to learn to be totally production ready, these are the three tools that I use with nearly every project I work on.

If Hadoop experience is on your list this year, but you don’t quite know where to get started, please consider joining one of my upcoming sessions this year. There are two choices available right now, with more to come!

Friday Aug 12, 2016 - SQL Saturday Indianapolis - Early Bird Price $100
Click here to purchase tickets

Thursday September 8, 2016 - SQL Saturday Cambridge (UK) - Early Bird Price £140
Click here to purchase tickets

Are you hosting a SQL Saturday event, or other community based training day and would like to include a full day session on Hadoop?  Connect with me on Twitter or LinkedIn and let me know what you would like to see.

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