If you’re excited to get started with the new features in Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1, then we’ve included 4 tutorials for you try out – Sandbox-style.
You can download the HDP 2.1 Technical Preview here, and then get stuck into these great tutorials.
OK, so you’re not going to get huge performance out of a one-node VM, but you can try out Hive on Tez, and see the performance gains versus MapReduce, and also try out features such as Vectorized Query, and the host of new SQL features. Get supercharged here.
With data flying around in all directions, its probably worth taking a look at Apache Knox to provide perimeter security for your cluster – even if it is just one node. Batten down the hatches here.
We hope you have some fun testing out the new features of HDP 2.1 with these tutorials, and that they provide the inspiration for your own production work. If you have any comments, let us know below, or in the forums. And if you’d like a Hortonworks elephant, be sure to add your own tutorial over here.