What is Ambari Blueprint?
Ambari Blueprint allows an operator to instantiate a Hadoop cluster quickly—and reuse the blueprint to replicate cluster instances elsewhere, for example, as development and test clusters, staging clusters, performance testing clusters, or co-located clusters.
Release URL: http://www.apache.org/dyn/closer.cgi/ambari/ambari-1.6.0
Ambari Blueprint supports PostgreSQL:
Ambari now extends database support for Ambari DB, Hive and Oozie to include PostgreSQL. This means that Ambari now provides support for the key databases used in enterprises today: PostgreSQL, MySQL and Oracle. The PostgreSQL configuration choice is reflected in this database support matrix.
Content Source: http://hortonworks.com/blog/apache-ambari-1-6-0-released-blueprints
New Free eBook by Microsoft Press:
Microsoft Press is thrilled to share another new free ebook with you:Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, by Avkash Chauhan, Valentine Fontama, Michele Hart, Wee Hyong Tok, and Buck Woody.
Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight
Microsoft Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent compliant distribution of Apache Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. This means that standard Hadoop concepts and technologies apply, so learning the Hadoop stack helps you learn the HDInsight service. At the time of this writing, HDInsight (version 3.0) uses Hadoop version 2.2 and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0.
In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly—specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book—we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way. To help you learn and even implement HDInsight right away, we focus on a specific use case that applies to almost any organization and demonstrate a process that you can follow along with.
We also help you learn more. In the last chapter, we look ahead at the future of HDInsight and give you recommendations for self-learning so that you can dive deeper into important concepts and round out your education on working with big data.
Here are the download links (and below the links you’ll find an ebook excerpt that describes this offering):
Download the PDF (6.37 MB; 130 pages) fromhttp://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/PDF
Download the EPUB (8.46 MB) fromhttp://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/EPUB
Download the MOBI (12.8 MB) fromhttp://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/MOBI
Download the code samples (6.83 KB) fromhttp://aka.ms/IntroHDInsight/CompContent
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