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Pentaho for Big Data Analytics by Feris Thia, Manoj R Patil

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Appendix B. Hadoop Setup

Hortonworks Sandbox

Hortonworks Sandbox is a Hadoop learning and development environment that runs as a virtual machine. It is a widely accepted way to learn Hadoop as it comes with most of latest stack of applications of Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP).

We have used Hortonworks Sandbox throughout the book. At the time of this writing, the latest version of the sandbox is 1.3.

Setting up the Hortonworks Sandbox

The following steps will help you set up Hortonworks Sandbox:

  1. Download the Oracle VirtualBox installer from https://www.virtualbox.org.
  2. Launch the installer and accept all the default options.
  3. Download the Hortonworks Sandbox virtual image for VirtualBox, located at http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworks-sandbox

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