Enter the Data Refinery
To an outsider driving past, an oil refinery looks like a tangled mess of pipes flowing to and from various
undifferentiated structures. To the uninitiated, the Apache Hadoop platform appears equally opaque.
Just as a process engineer might lead a refinery tour by discussing the refinery’s inputs, outputs,
processes and major structures, we’ll begin down the path towards understanding Hadoop with a similar
tour of its components and ecosystem.

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