Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Experimenting with open source big data applications on a personal desktop

I decided to learn OpenStack, Hadoop, Elasticsearch and related open source software products using my quad core desktop. I had to raise the RAM to 16GB and add a 1 terabyte disk.

However, after the hardware upgrade, it has been remarkably simple to experiment and learn these tools using Fedora 20 repositories.

I am writing about my experiences in a monthly column in Open Source for You and will continue to post them on my site after a month or more of the publication.

I hope learning new tools is as effective as learning new languages to keep senility away after retirement :)