This is a follow-up to my earlier post on starting to learn Hadoop. I came across a couple of interesting links to learning Hadoop and increasing understanding on how it works -
Learning “Machine Learning” by Example is a Meetup which you can join in off-site. It is good starter place for someone who is new to analytics. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn the concepts underlying Machine Learning and is based on the “learning by example” principle.
Here is a well constructed diagram on how Big Data gets stored and retrieved to and from a distributed file system like Hadoop
Just came across these tutorials and think they are awesome
Yahoo's Hadoop Tutorial http://developer.yahoo.com/hadoop/tutorial/module1.html