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Hadoop Work Environment

  • #47022
    Sujeet Singh

    Hello everyone how can i configure and practise for hadoop on my personal Computer.

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  • #47023

    Hi Sujeet,

    You should download VMWare Player and then download the Sandbox for VMWare.
    This will be the quickest way to try out HDP on your personal computer.



    Sujeet Singh

    Thank you Dave for your reply .
    But dave i want to get the complete working scenario of the one which i am goin to install on my PC
    I am very new …
    Please do explain what is VM Ware Player and Sandbox is used for.

    Please help .


    Hi Sujeet,

    The HDP Sandbox is a standalone ‘sandbox’ for the Hortonworks Data Platform. It is built on HDP 2.0 – which is widely used in Production environments.
    If you want to build a cluster from scratch (I wouldn’t advise it currently) then you would need to find servers (not desktops) running Windows 2012 64 bit.

    This is why I suggested the Sandbox – it will give you an idea of how to run jobs, you can work through the tutorials etc.

    VMWare Player is a Virtualization software which allows you to run Virtual Machines. Our Sandbox is a VM which you can then download and import it into this, which allows you to run it.
    You can find it here:



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