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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Hadoop

Top 20 frequently asked questions to test your Hadoop knowledge given in the below Hadoop cheat sheet. Try finding your own answers and match the answers given here.

Question #1 

You have written a MapReduce job that will process 500 million input records and generate 500 million key-value pairs. The data is not uniformly distributed. Your MapReduce job will create a significant amount of intermediate data that it needs to transfer between mappers and reducers which is a potential bottleneck. A custom implementation of which of the following interfaces is most likely to reduce the amount of intermediate data transferred across the network?

A. Writable
B. WritableComparable
C. InputFormat
D. OutputFormat
E. Combiner
F. Partitioner
Ans: e

Question #2 

Where is Hive metastore stored by default ?

B. In client machine in the form of a flat file.
C. In client machine in a derby database
D. In lib directory of HADOOP_HOME, and requires HADOOP_CLASSPATH to be modified.
Ans: c


SQL Vs NOSQL real differences to read today

SQL and NoSQL both or two different languages that will be used on different databases. In resolving bigdata analytics NoSQL is most popular. Where as SQL is popular in relational databases.

SQL Vs NOSQL Top Differences

sql vs nosql


  • SQL is structured query language 
  • It was first commercial language used in RDBMS 
  • SQL language is divided into multiple sub elements


  • Data is not in one machine or even one network. 
  • Data can be any type public data and private data 
  • Huge volume of data so you cannot put it in one place. 
  • It is uncoordinated in time as well as space. 
  • It is not always nice, structured data that SQL was meant to handle.

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