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Apache Ambari 2.0 User Views introduce two functional tools to help you understand and optimize your cluster resources to get the best performance in a multitenant Hadoop environment. Tez View: Understand and Optimize Jobs in your Cluster The Tez View gives you visibility into all the jobs on your cluster, allowing you to quickly identify […]

Summary This blog covers how recent developments have made it easy to use ORCFile from Cascading or Apache Crunch and that doing so can accelerate data processing more than 5x. Code samples are provided so that you can start integrating ORCFile into your Cascading or Crunch projects today. What are Cascading and Apache Crunch? Cascading […]

Introduced in 2008, Apache Hive has been the de-facto SQL solution in Hadoop. By 2012, SQL had become a key battleground for Hadoop and many vendors started to publish benchmarks showing massive performance advantages their solutions had over Hive. Each of these vendors predicted that Hive would eventually be supplanted by the proprietary solution they […]

Whether you were busy finishing up last minute Christmas shopping or just taking time off for the holidays, you might have missed that Hortonworks released the Stinger Phase 3 Technical Preview back in December. The Stinger Initiative is Hortonworks’ open roadmap to making Hive 100x faster while adding standard SQL. Here we’ll discuss 3 great […]

Update! – The final phase of improvements from the Stinger Initiative were released as part of Hive 0.13 on Apr 21, 2014 – Read the announcement While just a preview by moniker, the release marks a significant milestone in the transformation of Hadoop from a batch-oriented system to a data platform capable of interactive data […]

Security is one of the biggest topics in Hadoop right now. Historically Hadoop has been a back-end system accessed only by a few specialists, but the clear trend is for companies to put data from Hadoop clusters in the hands of analysts, marketers, product managers or call center employees whose numbers could be in the […]