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.
The following steps will help you set up Hortonworks Sandbox: