Hadoop Cluster Sizing Guide

Sizing a Hadoop cluster is important, as the right resources will allow you to optimize the environment for your purpose. However, this is no simple task as optimizing a distributed environment and its related software can have its complexities.

We have packaged up years of experience building and optimizing Hadoop cluster into a single document and present to you this guide that should help guide you through this process. It is important to note that while we outline suggested sizing configurations, no two implementations are alike and mileage may vary. To this end, this guide provides you a basic framework to address sizing. We hope it will be helpful to you.

Topics Covered:

  • Basics of cluster design 
  • CPU, Disk, Networking Selection
  • Master and Slave Node Design Guidelines
  • Design Tradeoffs and Growth Strategies
  • Example Cluster Design

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