'Hadoop illuminated' is the open source book about Apache Hadoop™. It aims to make Hadoop knowledge accessible to a wider audience, not just to the highly technical.

The book is a 'living book' -- we will keep updating it to cover the fast evolving Hadoop eco system.

Mark Kerzner

Mark Kerzner is an experienced/hands-on Big Data architect. He has been developing software for over 20 years in a variety of technologies (enterprise, web, HPC) and for a variety of verticals (Oil and Gas, legal, trading). He currently focuses on Hadoop, Big Data, NoSQL and Amazon Cloud Services. His clients include Bay Area startups, T-Mobile, GHX, Cision, and lately Intel, where he created and delivered Big Data training.
Mark stays active in the Hadoop / Startup communities. He runs the Houston Hadoop Meetup, where he presents and often trains. Mark’s company SHMsoft has won multiple innovation awards, and is a client of Houston Incubator HTC, where Mark is involved with many startup initiatives.
Mark contributes to a number of Hadoop-based projects, and his open source projects can be found on GitHub [http://github.com/markkerzner]. He writes about Hadoop and other technologies in his blog [http://shmsoft.blogspot.com/].
Mark does Hadoop training for individuals and corporations; his classes are hands-on and draw heavily on his industry experience.

Sujee Maniyam

Sujee Maniyam is an experienced/hands-on Big Data architect. He has been developing software for the past 12 years in a variety of technologies (enterprise, web and mobile). He currently focuses on Hadoop, Big Data and NoSQL, and Amazon Cloud Services. His clients include early stage startups and enterprise companies.
Sujee stays active in the Hadoop / Open Source community. He runs a developer focused Meetup called 'Big Data Gurus' [http://www.meetup.com/BigDataGurus/]. He has also presented at a variety of Meetups. Sujee contributes to Hadoop projects and his open source projects can be found on GitHub. He writes about Hadoop and other technologies on his website [http://www.sujee.net/]
Sujee does Hadoop training for individuals and corporations; his classes are hands-on and draw heavily on his industry experience.