Just thought I'd introduce myself to the group and see if anyone can make any useful suggestions re getting started with Hadoop? I've had the most horrific time just trying to get a basic server running on a Centos 6.4 box which already has Tomcat running on it (I plan to integrate this with a Struts/Hibernate/MySQL site where HBase will be providing some of the functionality).
I'm presently working through an Ambari install, which has proven less straightforward than promised in the documentation! Any other routes I should be looking at? (note pre-built VMs are no use to me, I need to know I can build this on a live server).
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[I already have one thanks]. May have some interest in collaboration around Android development.