Installation of Hadoop in Windows

Hadoop installation on windows.

Hadoop is a apache framework used to process large amount of data with parallel process. Hadoop is mostly used for linux flavours systems for production use.

As a developer, To explore more things on hadoop, we need a start on windos.

As hadoop is developed and executed in linux flavours, We have many options to setup on windows with either cygwin or vm player.

I am going to list down the steps required for installation and configuring hadoop on windows using cygwin.

What is Cygwin:-
Cygwin is mock enviornment for windows based systems to run as linux based systems. They provided command line interfaces which process this commands and call the windows dll and API's. So you need of knowing most unix commands for this.

It is free and open source software.

1. Download from cygwin from cygwin site and click on setup.exe. and select type openssh in search box of search box in Selected Package as below and install required dependencies.

Once Cygwin is installed in your system, make sure that it works.

2. makesure you set JAVA_HOME point to jdk1.5 or jdk1.6 in your environment variable

3. try to unpack the hadoop hadoop rar distribution In the distribution,

trpe the below command
c:\ bin/hadoop

Now you are ready to start hadoop node

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