I downloaded the Hortonworks sandbox today. I’m using the version that runs as a virtual machine under Oracle VirtualBox. The sandbox can run in as little as 2GB RAM, but requires 4GB in order to enable Ambari and HBase. Good thing that I have 8GB in my laptop.
The “Hello World” tutorial provided me with hands on:
- Uploading a file into HCatalog
- Typing queries into Beeswax, which is a GUI into Hive
- Running a more complex query by writing a short script in Pig
There are a lot more tutorials. I’ll update this blog post after I finish each tutorial.