Hadoop is taking over a big chunk of the IT world. Many are already onboard, from Internet giants to cutting edge startups, from established multi-nation enterprises to SMBs serving local niche markets. Yet many more plan to hop on the Hadoop bandwagon.
One of the most important questions needs to be answered but less discussed per my observation in local communities, is hardware selection and network design. This talk attempts to shed some light on some of the best practices on how to go about selecting hardware and designing network for your new (or next) Hadoop cluster.