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Pig Latin: Getting Started

by Thomas Henson

Pig Latin is a powerful language that allows developers to create MapReduce jobs in SQL-Like syntax. In this course, you will go through the basics of the Pig Latin language and learn how to use it in the real world.

What you'll learn

Writing a MapReduce job isn't the easiest part of being a Hadoop developer, but with a higher level language like Pig Latin that task can become a lot easier. Throughout this course we will take a look into the Pig Latin language and learn the basics. You will write your first MapReduce Job, which will be a Pig Script. You will also compare and contrast Pig Latin and Java MapReduce jobs. By the end of the course, you will understand the basics of the Pig Latin language and be ready to tackle a real world example.

About the author

Thomas is a Senior Software Engineer and Certified ScrumMaster. During his career he has been involved in many projects from building web applications to setting up Hadoop clusters. Thomas's specialization is with Hortonworks Data Platform and Agile Software Development. Thomas is a proud alumnus of the University of North Alabama where he received his BBA - Computer Information System and his MBA - Information Systems. He currently resides in north Alabama with his wife and daughter, where ... more

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