Thursday, February 28, 2013

How long does it take to set up a local Hadoop Cluster

Given an LXC container with a recent Hadoop installation on it, it will probably take about 20 minutes to set up a 10 node (LXC Container) cluster on a single host machine. Moving them around doesn't take that long either. So, it is really fast, which begs many questions about many business models founded on the idea that easy installation forms a barrier worth scaling. 

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