What is Hadoop Zookeeper?

Hadoop Zookeeper is an open source Apache™ project that provides a centralized infrastructure and services that enable synchronization across a cluster. ZooKeeper maintains common objects needed in large cluster environments. Examples of these objects include configuration information, hierarchical naming space, etc. Applications can leverage these services to coordinate distributed processing across large clusters. Name services, group services, synchronization services, configuration management, and more, are available in Zookeeper, which means that each of these projects can embed ZooKeeper without having to build synchronization services from scratch into each project. Interaction with ZooKeeper occurs via Java or C interfaces time. Within ZooKeeper, an application can create what is called a znode (a file that persists in memory on the ZooKeeper servers). The znode can be updated by any node in the cluster, and any node in the cluster can register to be informed of changes to that znode (in ZooKeeper parlance, a server can be set up to “watch” a specific znode). Using this znode infrastructure, applications can synchronize their tasks across the distributed cluster by updating their status in a ZooKeeper znode. This cluster-wide status centralization service is essential for management and serialization tasks across a large distributed set of servers.

Was the above useful? Please share with others on social media.

If you want to look for more information, check some free online courses available at   coursera.orgedx.org or udemy.com.

Recommended reading list:


Hadoop: The Definitive Guide: Storage and Analysis at Internet Scale

Get ready to unlock the power of your data. With the fourth edition of this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn how to build and maintain reliable, scalable, distributed systems with Apache Hadoop. This book is ideal for programmers looking to analyze datasets of any size, and for administrators who want to set up and run Hadoop clusters.

Using Hadoop 2 exclusively, author Tom White presents new chapters on YARN and several Hadoop-related projects such as Parquet, Flume, Crunch, and Spark. You’ll learn about recent changes to Hadoop, and explore new case studies on Hadoop’s role in healthcare systems and genomics data processing.

Learn fundamental components such as MapReduce, HDFS, and YARN
Explore MapReduce in depth, including steps for developing applications with it
Set up and maintain a Hadoop cluster running HDFS and MapReduce on YARN
Learn two data formats: Avro for data serialization and Parquet for nested data
Use data ingestion tools such as Flume (for streaming data) and Sqoop (for bulk data transfer)
Understand how high-level data processing tools like Pig, Hive, Crunch, and Spark work with Hadoop
Learn the HBase distributed database and the ZooKeeper distributed configuration service