I am planning to form this group to have hands on all Distributed Databases technologies and build our own hadoop cluster and use various hadoop flavors including Hadoop,HDFS,Hive,Pig,HQL. Also have hands on all Nosql Technologies like Cassandra,MongoDB etc. We would also like to go over R programming tool as part of Haddop Analysis. We would like to compare Hadoop vs any Relational DB and MPP Dbs to find some of the use cases where it could really helpful . Also we would like to solve some Industry problems with Hadoop which were not possible with RDBMS and very costly to implement with MPP. I would request only people with good DB/Programming knowledge should join me in having hands on training sessions People with atleast 3-15 years of exp as DB developer/DB Engineer/DB Architect/Java/Perl/Python programmers are most welcome.
In short I want to form this group who doesn't want to pay hefty money just for 5 day Hadoop course taught by various companies. I would like to cover all those topics included in Hadoop Administration/Developer courses.
With less than $50 a month we can have our own Hadoop Cluster setup (4 node) . If we work as a group maybe we can better motivate each other to achieve our goals.