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Learn Hadoop and Pig
Learn About Hadoop

Learn About Hadoop

    Mortar runs Apache Pig on Hadoop. You don't need to know everything about Hadoop, but a little background is helpful. This video provides a great overview of where Hadoop comes from and how it works.

    Note that Mortar's Hadoop clusters run on Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) instead of the video's Greenplum, but the Hadoop concepts are the same. The main differences are that with EMR you can create and destroy new Hadoop clusters whenever you need, at any size you want. Also, EMR is highly optimized to read and write data to Amazon S3.

    If you'd like to learn even more about Hadoop, here are a few other great resources:

    If you haven't had experience with Pig yet, head to the Pig tutorials. If you are already comfortable with Pig, move on to start working with an Example Project.