New Contributor
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Registered: ‎08-24-2015

installing hadoop on windows 8

I want to install hadoop on my windows 8 machine to get some hands on.


Please guide me with all steps and links


Also as my laptop has only 4GB of RAm is it good enough ?

Cloudera Employee
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-23-2013

Re: installing hadoop on windows 8



This forum is really for questions relating to Cloudera's training courses and certification. However: the easiest way, if you want to run Hadoop on your local machine, would be to download our QuickStart VM. You can find it at


For questions relating to the QuickStart VM, the best forum is


You should be just about OK with 4GB of RAM. However, for the full experience, including Cloudera Manager, you might want to either upgrade to 8GB (or more), or try one of the Cloudera Live environments, which runs your own cluster in the cloud. More info at