Hadoop, an Apache open source software framework for storing and crunching big data sets across clusters of machines, is hitting the big time. Transparency Market Research forecasted last fall that the Hadoop market could grow from $1.5 billion USD (2012 figure) to $20.8 billion USD by 2018. Growth on that scale precipitates the need for many more able bodies to develop, manage and administer all of those Hadoop implementations.
So here are a few free Hadoop tutorials to get you geared up for a successful big data career. Enjoy!