Week in Review: Sandboxes, HDP 2.0 Alpha 2, Hive Performance and Summits
New Sandbox Release. Yes, your favorite Hadoop VM image just got even better. Cheryle took us through the new features which included Ambari integration and Russell followed up with a quick tour of Ambari. There’s still plenty of time to download Sandbox for a weekend of data crunching fun.
HDP 2.0 Alpha 2 was released. This preview release demonstrates some of the performance improvements in store for the final HDP 2.0 release via YARN, enhancements to Hive per the Stinger Initiative, and Apache Tez. Just before the release, we posted some early test results which showed a 45X (yes, that’s forty five) performance improvement for Hive interactive queries. But that’s just the beginning as we push to 100X, and Microsoft also talked about their contributions to the Stinger Initiative with the same aim in mind.
If you’ve downloaded Sandbox and are looking for some inspiration for a little fun, then Russell also posted a two part series on extracting, loading, querying and analyzing your own Twitter archive with Hive. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here.
And finally, there was just the small matter of the Hadoop Summit in Amsterdam. We had a great time and hope you did too. Thank you for attending, contributing to the conversation and supporting Hadoop. If you’re now really excited to learn Hadoop, we posted about available training we have in Europe and Palo Alto.
And that was the week that was. Has your Sandbox downloaded yet?