Moving Data into Hadoop

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About This Course

This course gives an overview of Oozie and how it is able to control Hadoop jobs. It begins with looking at the components required to code a workflow as well as optional components such as case statements, forks, and joins. That is followed by using the Oozie coordinator in order to schedule a workflow.

One of the things that the student will quickly notice is that workflows are coded using XML which tends to get verbose. The last lesson of this course shows a graphical workflow editor tool designed to simplify the work in generating a workflow.

Course Syllabus

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the MapReduce model v1
  • List the limitations of Hadoop 1 and MapReduce 1
  • Review the Java code required to handle the Mapper class, the Reducer class, and the program driver needed to access MapReduce
  • Describe the YARN model
  • Compare YARN / Hadoop 2 / MR2 vs Hadoop 1 / MR1

Course Syllabus

  • Lesson 1: Load Scenarios
    • List different scenarios to load data into Hadoop
    • Understand how to load data at rest, in motion and from sources
  • Lesson 2: Using Sqoop
    • Import data from a relational database into HDFS
    • Use Sqoop import and export command
  • Lesson 3: Flume Overview
    • Describe Flume and its uses
  • Lesson 4: Using Flume
    • List the Flume configuration components
    • Describe how to start and configure a Flume agent
  • Lesson 5: Using Data Click v10 for BigInsights to Offload Data to Hadoop
    • Describe Data Click for BigInsights
    • List the major components of Data Click

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • Basic understanding of Apache Hadoop and Big Data.
  • Basic Linux Operating System knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of the Scala, Python, or Java programming languages.

Grading scheme

  • The minimum passing mark for the course is 60%, where the review questions are worth 40% and the final exam is worth 60% of the course mark.
  • You have 1 attempt to take the exam with multiple attempts per question.



Course Staff

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Glen R.J. Mules

Glen R.J. Mules is a Senior Instructor and Principal Consultant with IBM Information Management World-Wide Education and works from New Rochelle, NY. Glen joined IBM in 2001 as a result of IBM's acquisition of Informix Software. He has worked at IBM, and previously at Informix Software, as an instructor, a course developer, and in the enablement of instructors worldwide. He teaches courses in BigData (BigInsights & Streams), Optim, Guardium, and DB2, & Informix databases. He has a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia; an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, England; and has just completed a PhD in Education (Educational Technology) at Walden University. His early work life was as a high school teacher in Australia. In the 1970s he designed, programmed, and managed banking systems in Manhattan and Boston. In the 1980s he was a VP in Electronic Payments for Bank of America in San Francisco and New York. In the early 1990s he was an EVP in Marketing for a software development company and chaired the ANSI X12C Standards Committee on Data Security for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

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Warren Pettit

Warren Pettit has been with IBM for over 30 years. For the last 16 years, he has worked in Information Management education where he has been both an instructor and a course developer in the Data Warehouse and Big Data curriculums. For the nine years prior to his joining IBM, he was an application programmer and was responsible for developing a training program for newly hired programmers.

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Art Walker

Art Walker has been with IBM for over 9 years. During this time he has worked in Information Management education, mostly with the IBM InfoSphere Information Server set of products. He has worked as both an instructor and as a curriculum developer. Before coming to IBM he worked as a DataStage consultant (DataStage is a component of Information Server), instructor, and curriculum developer for Ascential Software.

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