Data scientists have hundreds of probability distributions from which to choose. Where to start?
Data science, whatever it may be, remains a big deal. “A data scientist is better at statistics than any software engineer,” you may overhear a pundit say, at your local tech get-togethers and hackathons. The applied mathematicians have their revenge, because statistics hasn’t been this talked-about since the roaring 20s. They have their own legitimizing Venn diagram of which people don’t make fun.
Contributors from Intel, Cloudera, and the rest of the community have been making strong progress on the Hive-on-Spark initiative. This post provides an update.
[Editor’s note (April 20, 2016): Hive-on-Spark is now GA/shipping starting in CDH 5.7.]
Since its inception about one year ago, the community initiative to make Apache Spark a data processing engine for Apache Hive (HIVE-7292) has attracted widespread interest from developers around the world and gone through phases of rapid development,
Starting in Cloudera Enterprise 5.5, Cloudera Navigator offers interactive visual analytics that help answer important questions about the data that’s in your CDH clusters.
The new analytics system in Cloudera Navigator shows the distribution of data along various metadata dimensions and supports interactive filtering and grouping with a simple point-and-click interface. This new functionality a great complement to Cloudera Navigator’s search capabilities and is integrated with Navigator’s policy engine,
[Update: A new package for Apache Phoenix 4.7.0 on CDH 5.7 was released in June 2016.]
New Cloudera Labs packages for Apache Phoenix 4.5.2 (which includes Apache Spark integration) is now available for CDH 5.4.x and CDH 5.5.x.
Earlier this year, Cloudera announced the inclusion of Apache Phoenix in Cloudera Labs.
To recap: Phoenix adds SQL to Apache HBase,
The new support for complex types in Impala makes running analytic workloads considerably simpler.
Impala 2.3 (shipping starting in Cloudera Enterprise 5.5) contains support for querying complex types in Apache Parquet tables, specifically ARRAY, MAP, and STRUCTs. This capability enables users to query against naturally nested data sets without having to perform ETL to flatten them. This feature provides a few major benefits, including:
- It removes additional ETL and data modeling work to flatten data sets.