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Need Guidance on Hadoop

dev misra

Joined: May 03, 2013
Posts: 1
Hi Experts,

I am new to this forum. Please let me know if I make any mistakes while posting my quries.

I am having 8 years of exp in Mainframe and I want to do Hadoop or SAAS. Is it a right choice for me to learn Hadoop? Or shall I go into SAAS ?

Please help me!!.

Thanks a lot in advance.
Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar

Joined: Oct 16, 2003
Posts: 1085

Hi Dev,
Welcome to the Ranch!

For Hadoop, you can learn and write Pig scripts to run Map-Reduce jobs. Pig script is quite easy to pick up, so, you can start quickly on that.

Your option of SAAS has a broad meaning. You can build a SAAS application with a variety of technologies. You should choose one and work on that.

Sumit Bisht
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 02, 2008
Posts: 329

If someone asks me this, then I'll find out the background experience that person has. A mainframe expert like you would be proficient in dealing with batch centric jobs. As Ranganathan put it, SAAS has a broad meaning.
In my opinion, mapreduce and big data management has got more in common with mainframe people than cloud centric environment.
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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