Jim Ruddy (#RememberRuddy) and the EMC Office of the CTO team started something great with the Hadoop Starter Kit, which makes getting Hadoop up and running on vSphere (using the Big Data Extensions) and on EMC Isilon as easy as pie.
Version 3 is out now – in 3 flavors to pick from based on your favorite distribution: Cloudera (which came out in October) now joined by Hortonworks, or Pivotal HD versions!
If you’re an existing Hadoop shop, or someone exploring the space – this is a great place to start. If you have an existing Isilon cluster – all good (check out the picture below from the new Isilon cluster at the CDC) – but if not, that’s OK too – you can get the virtual Isilon appliance here: http://www.emc.com/getisilon
(now that’s a solid-sized cluster. Not enormous – but impressive)
For the Hadoop starter kits – you can get them all here, or click on the one you want below – enjoy, and feedback always welcome!