Quick Start with PIG

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What is PIG?

Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs. The salient property of Pig programs is that their structure is amenable to substantial parallelization, which in turns enables them to handle very large data sets.

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The document and community support for PIG is quite good!

You can kick start reading about PIG from here: Yahoo’s Module 8

Or, Cloudera has many resources for you: Cloudera PIG’s Tutorial

Go through this video (this is from Cloudera):

I will keep you folks posted with my experiences and adventures with PIG. Stay tuned!

-Abhishek 🙂