Taking a Look at the New Oracle Big Data SQL

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 by

Oracle launched their Oracle Big Data SQL product earlier this week, and it’ll be of interest to anyone who saw our series of posts a few weeks ago about the updated Oracle Information Management Reference Architecture, where Hadoop now sits alongside traditional Oracle data warehouses to provide what’s termed a “data reservoir”. In this type […]

Trickle-Feeding Log Data into the HBase NoSQL Database using Flume

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 by

The other day I posted an article on the blog around using Flume to transport Apache web log entries from our website into Hadoop, with the final destination for the entries being an HDFS file – with the HDFS file essentially mirroring the contents of the webserver log file. Once you’ve set this transport mechanism […]

List of our Recent “Getting Started” Hadoop Articles

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 by

We’ve published a number of “getting started with Hadoop” articles over the past few months, but these aren’t always easy to find on the blog. I’ve therefore compiled a list of the more recent ones, which you’ll find below: OBIEE, ODI and Hadoop Part 1: So What Is Hadoop, MapReduce and Hive? OBIEE, ODI and […]

Trickle-Feeding Log Files to HDFS using Apache Flume

Sunday, May 18th, 2014 by

In some previous articles on the blog I’ve analysed Apache webserver log files sitting on a Hadoop cluster using Hive, Pig and most recently, Apache Spark. In all cases the log files have already been sitting on the Hadoop cluster, SFTP’d to my local workstation and then uploaded to HDFS, the Hadoop distributed filesystem, using […]

Exploring Apache Spark on the New BigDataLite 3.0 VM

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by

The latest version of Oracle’s BigDataLite VirtualBox VM went up on OTN last week, and amongst other things it includes the latest CDH5.0 version of Cloudera Distribution including Hadoop, as featured on Oracle Big Data Appliance. This new version comes with an update to MapReduce, moving it to MapReduce 2.0 (with 1.0 still there for […]

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