Thank you to everyone who responded to this thread. I got couple of good moves and got some good online courses to explore from to get some fundamental understanding of the things.


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Sriram Balachander <> wrote:
Hadoop The Definitive Guide, Hadoop in action are good books and the course in edureka is also good. 


On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 9:25 PM, thejas prasad <> wrote:
Are any books for this as well?

On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM, Marco Shaw <> wrote:
You might want to consider the Hadoop course on  I think it provides a decent foundation to Hadoop/MapReduce with a focus on Python (using the streaming API like Sebastiano mentions).


On Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Amar Singh <> wrote:
Hi Users,
I am new to big data world and was in process of reading some material of writing mapreduce using Python.

Any links or pointers in that direction will be really helpful.