Easier, Faster Hadoop Setup with Talend Open Studio for Big Data
For organizations wanting to leverage cutting-edge Hadoop technologies for performing big data analytics, there are two broad dimensions to Hadoop setup. The first is the installation and configuration of the Hadoop core packages and Hadoop applications like HDFS, Hbase, or Hive. The second stage of Hadoop setup is the development of automated processes to move your data into Hadoop and to perform operations on it once it's there.
For the installation and configuration stage of Hadoop setup, helpful guidance is available from the Apache project website, as well as from the websites of Hadoop distributions like Hortonworks, Cloudera or MapR. For loading big data into your Hadoop cluster and processing it there, the simplest and fastest solution is Talend Open Studio for Big Data, the free application from open source data integration leader Talend.
Hadoop Setup Through an Intuitive Graphical Console
Talend Open Studio for Big Data features an Eclipse graphical development environment that makes it easy to design and execute your Hadoop setup without having to do any coding. With a comprehensive library of Hadoop tools abstracted as graphical components on a palette, you can drag, drop, and configure components to build big data processing flows like:
- Loading data from a source system into Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), as a batch job or a continuous Hadoop streaming process.
- Using Hadoop Pig functionality to analyze data stored in HDFS.
- Loading data from a source system into a Hadoop Hive data warehousing layer, and performing data transformations in Hive.
- Using Sqoop functionality to copy relational database tables into Hadoop.
As you drag, drop, and configure Hadoop setup components in the graphical workspace, Talend Open Studio for Big Data automatically generates the corresponding code (such as Pig Latin code for Pig operations) as well as the technical documentation. You can then deploy the code as a service, executable, or stand-alone job.
Integrating Your Hadoop Setup into Broader Data Flows
With Talend Open Studio for Big Data it's easy to integrate your Hadoop setup into any data architecture. Talend provides more built-in data connectors than any other data management solution, enabling you to build seamless data flows between Hadoop and any major file format (CSV, XML, Excel, etc.), database system (Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, etc.), packaged enterprise application (SAP, SugarCRM, etc.), and even cloud data services like Salesforce and Force.com.