About Us

We are a technical blog by and for data engineers and data scientists.

Our Hadoopsters logo was created by Aaron Schwartz

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a centralized place, cost and advertising free, to publish technical information and programming guides for Big Data and Cloud technology – including but not limited to Hadoop, Spark, Airflow and more.

We do this to help developers, engineers, analysts, data scientists, managers and architects better educate themselves on this brave new world, and the technology that propels it.

Our History

This website (and its name) was dreamed up by Landon Robinson and James Barney while working together at Lowe’s HQ in Mooresville, North Carolina – where they stood up the premiere big data processing environment at the company – Hadoop!

This blog was originally dedicated to helping you understand Hadoop more, and what you could accomplish with it. Now, as we (and most of the world) have moved on to different flavors of the year, our focus is on big data technology in general.

Here, you’ll find extensive programming guides, convenient tips and tricks, and helpful tutorials to help you solve problems when working with big data tech.

This blog is currently maintained by Landon Robinson. Articles and other contributions are posted as we learn and wish to share. We hope to build something fun and useful with Hadoopsters, and at the same time, spread knowledge to the community of folks leveraging the many data lakes, ponds, swamps and oceans out there.

After all, we could all use more and better documentation.

Permissions for Code Usage

This site is here to help you get your job done. In general, you may use the code on this site in your programs and documentation. You do not need to contact us for permission unless you’re reproducing a significant portion of the code that you wish to publish.

For example:

  • Writing a program that uses several lines of code from this site does not require permission.
  • Selling or distributing examples from this site does require permission.
  • Answering a question by citing this site and quoting example code does not require permission.
  • Incorporating a significant amount of example code from this site into your product’s documentation does require permission.

We appreciate, but do not require, formal attribution. An attribution usually includes the title, author, publisher, and website URL. For example: “Hadoopsters: Tutorials and Programming Guides for Processing Big Data (hadoopsters.com).”

If you feel your use of code examples falls outside fair use or the permission given here, feel free to contact us at hadoopsters@gmail.com. We’re pretty relaxed about the whole thing.