Professional Hadoop is the complete reference and resource for experienced developers looking to employ Apache Hadoop in real-world settings. Written by an expert team of certified Hadoop developers, committers, and Summit speakers, this book details every key aspect of Hadoop technology to enable optimal processing of large data sets. Designed expressly for the professional developer, this book skips over the basics of database development to get you acquainted with the framework’s processes and capabilities right away. The discussion covers each key Hadoop component individually, culminating in a sample application that brings all of the pieces together to illustrate the cooperation and interplay that make Hadoop a major big data solution. Coverage includes everything from storage and security to computing and user experience, with expert guidance on integrating other software and more.