I thought that I’d kick off 2015 with a refresher from some work we pulled together in 2014.
If you have not started playing with Hadoop, there is no better time than now to try. I’ve been preaching this technology for years (Our free BigInsights QuickStart editions) but as of last year, we have begun offering Hadoop in the cloud for free.
I’ll net it out for you:
1) 30 days free to use and play with
2) After that, If you keep it under 20GB – is free anyway
3) Takes minutes to get up and running in the cloud
We published a # of tutorials during the later half of the year on IBM developerWorks (the 1st very basic getting started on Bluemix one is here) and starting with Tutorial #2 – You will be able to walk through our web console for Hadoop, seriously within minutes.
I encourage you to check out the other 2 tutorials as well:
Tutorial 3: Analytics for Hadoop on Bluemix: Load data into InfoSphere BigInsights.
Tutorial 4: Analytics for Hadoop on Bluemix: Explore data with BigSheets
Let me know what you think – and if you are hungry for more in depth information on the technology, what developers could do and even more specifics on the IBM technology added to Hadoop for our BigInsights editions, check out our Hadoop Dev portal.
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