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Hortonworks Sandbox for HDP and HDF is quick and easy personal desktop environment to get started learning, exploring, developing, testing and trying new features.

The HDP Sandbox is a single node cluster of Apache Hadoop® and its extended Apache ecosystem. HDP makes it easy to get started with Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache HBase and many more Apache data projects.

The HDF Sandbox is also a single node cluster for data flow and stream processing based on Apache NiFi, Apache Kafka and Apache Storm.

The Sandboxes come preconfigured with dozens of interactive tutorials, sample data and the most exciting developments from the Apache community. Get up and running in 15 minutes!

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No data center, no cloud service and no internet connection needed! Full control of the environment. Easily extend with additional components or try the various Hortonworks technical previews. Always updated with latest edition.

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Azure provides an easy way to get started with Hadoop with minimum system requirements. This is a great solution if your personal machine doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to run locally.