Apache Hadoop is an open source framework that supports data-intensive distributed, licensed under the Apache v2 license.It enables applications to work with thousands of computation-independent computers and petrabytes of data. Hadoop was derived from Google’s MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers.
First we need to set up Java 6. Since I am using Ubuntu 12.04 for my set up, I used https://github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6 for reference.
Once Java 6 is setup, just follow the instructions on the URLs provided below minus the Java 6 setup part.
Running Hadoop On Ubuntu Linux (Single-Node Cluster): http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/running-hadoop-on-ubuntu-linux-single-node-cluster/
Running Hadoop On Ubuntu Linux (Multi-Node Cluster): http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/running-hadoop-on-ubuntu-linux-multi-node-cluster/