Category Archives: Training

Get a Free Hadoop Operations Ebook with Administrator Training

Categories: Books General Hadoop Training

Start the year off with bigger questions by taking advantage of Cloudera University’s special offer for aspiring Hadoop administrators. All participants who complete a Cloudera Administrator Training for Apache Hadoop public course by the end of March 2013 will receive a free digital copy of Hadoop Operations by Eric Sammer. If you’ve been asked to maintain large and complex Hadoop clusters, this book is a must.

This Month in Data Science

Categories: Careers Data Science Training

Data science has been a ubiquitous topic of conversation in the IT and business worlds across the month of November. In this brief post, I’ll bring you just a small cross-section of the data science meme on the Interwebs in the past 4 weeks:

  • As part of its annual “Best Jobs 2012” feature, CNNMoney called data science one of the “best new jobs in America” – right up there with “video game designer”

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Training a New Generation of Data Scientists

Categories: Data Science General Training

Last week at Strata + Hadoop World 2012, we announced a new data science training and certification program. I am very excited to have been part of the team that put the program together, and I would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the course and the certification that we will be offering.

Why is Cloudera offering data science training?

The primary bottleneck on the success of Hadoop is the number of people who are capable of using it effectively to solve business problems.

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Apache Hadoop on Your PC: Cloudera’s CDH4 Virtual Machine

Categories: CDH Hadoop Training

Today ZDNet has very helpfully published a guide to downloading, configuring, and using Cloudera’s Demo VM for CDH4 (available in three flavors, but in this case the VMware version). As the author, Andrew Brust, explains, the VM contains a “pre-built, training-appropriate, 1-node Apache Hadoop cluster” (on top of CentOS). Perhaps most important for boot-strappers, it’s free.

You can download the VM here – and there is a Hadoop tutorial available here. The combo will go a long way toward jump-starting explorations.

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Lessons Learned from Cloudera’s Hadoop Developer Training Course

Categories: General Training

This is a guest post from an attendee of our Hadoop Developer Training course, Attila Csordas, bioinformatician at the European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK.

As a wet lab biologist turned bioinformatician I have ~2 year programming experience, mainly in Perl and have been working with Java for the last 9 months. A bioinformatician is not a developer so I’m writing easy code in just a fraction of my work time: parsers,

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