Students are expected to read the following PDF documents and post a comment or question on the associated Piazza topic. All readings count as a single homework grade (100 pts), and all readings are weighted equally.

Due before the Midterm

Due before the Final

Recommended Books

Students are not required to purchase or otherwise read the following list of books, but they are pretty good references for those interested in learning more about Hadoop technologies.

Recommended Whitepapers

Students are encouraged to read the following papers. Students who read the paper and submit a brief one-page summary and a question about the paper via email will receive ten points of extra credit towards their homework grade. They can be turned in at any time prior to the final exam.