At the recent Data Day Austin, Opscode Technical Evangelist Matt Ray gave a talk with Infochimps‘ CTO Flip Kromer on using Chef to deploy Hadoop clusters. The talk discusses DevOps and provides a quick overview of Chef, how it works and why it is important for Big Data users. Next there is a live demonstration of launching a multi-node Hadoop cluster with Cluster Chef, guiding you through building your own clusters.
If you would like to recreate this demonstration, please check the prerequisites and go through the Chef Getting Started and have the Cluster Chef code downloaded. The slides are also available on SlideShare.