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5 Essential Tips for the Hadoop Ecosystem You Must Know Before 2017
You sat on the sidelines, anxiously awaiting the play caller's decision. Is big data and data analytics the way to score a touchdown, or is the call still under review? After further review, the decision on the field stands ... the Hadoop ecosystem features all the X's and O's you need for solid BI, marketing data, or any other purpose you have for big data and data analytics. What other insider tips and tricks do you need to score the extra points? We're so glad you asked ...
You sat on the sidelines, anxiously awaiting the play caller’s decision. Is big data and data analytics the way to score a touchdown, or is the call still under review? After further review, the decision on the field stands ... the Hadoop ecosystem features all the X’s and O’s you need for solid BI, marketing data, or any other purpose you have for big data and data analytics. What other insider tips and tricks do you need to score the extra points? We’re so glad you asked ...
1. Hadoop & Spark: Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire
Like Hadoop, Spark isn’t yet perfected. It’s kind of like the redshirt freshman who’s doing way better than the coaches predicted, but still has some practice ahead. Still, both Cloudera and Hortonworks are convinced Spark will succeed, so placing it in at quarterback is a solid decision, coach. Spark’s strongest arm is streaming, so use it for all your real-time plays.
2. Hive’s Sting is Excruciating, Yet Liberating
Hive is painfully slow, like a linebacker just back from Thanksgiving at Grandma’s. But it handily converts your SQL into MapReduce jobs, and can be swapped to use Tex, which does speed it up a notch. In its defense, Hive is straightforward when it comes to utilizing whatever SQL charting tool you prefer, and it plays nicely with other Hadoop ecosystem MVPs, like Phoenix and Impala.
3. Learn to Love Hating Kerberos
Just like your favorite team’s primary rival, Kerberos is the red-headed stepchild of the Hadoop ecosystem, the one you love to hate. Kerberos is a network authentication protocol, which is painfully difficult, but does deliver a powerful QB sack when integrating with Active Directory. For some pre-game salve to make it a bit easier and more palatable, queue it up with a tool like Ranger or Sentry.
4. Learn to Love Loving Kafka
Another must-have tool if your goal is real-time analytics, Kafka is a newer player, drafted directly out of the Apache program. It’s easy to use, and while it may lack some of the savvy finesse of more sophisticated players, it’s a powerhouse for building data pipelines and streaming applications. It’s also scalable horizontally, fault tolerant, and blindingly fast.
5. That’ll About Do It, Pig
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