Category Archives: How-to

Evaluating Partner Platforms

Categories: CDH Hardware How-to Performance

As a member of Cloudera’s Partner Engineering team, I evaluate hardware and cloud computing platforms offered by commercial partners who want to certify their products for use with Cloudera software. One of my primary goals is to make sure that these platforms provide a stable and well-performing base upon which our products will run, a state of operation that a wide variety of customers performing an even wider variety of tasks can appreciate.

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Getting Started with Cloudera’s Cybersecurity Solution

Categories: CDH How-to Platform Security & Cybersecurity

A quick conversation with most Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) reveals they understand they need to modernize their security architecture and the correct answer is to adopt a machine learning and analytics platform as a fundamental and durable part of their data strategy. However, many CISOs fear deployment of an initial use case will be somewhat daunting. Cloudera has partnered along with Arcadia Data and StreamSets to make it easier than ever for CISOs to take the first step and deploy basic use cases leveraging data sources common to many environments.

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How to Distribute your R code with sparklyr and Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: CDH How-to Spark

sparklyr is a great opportunity for R users to leverage the distributed computation power of Apache Spark without a lot of additional learning. sparklyr acts as the backend of dplyr so that R users can write almost the same code for both local and distributed calculation over Spark SQL.

 

Since sparklyr v0.6, we can run R code across our Spark cluster with spark_apply().

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Customizing Docker Images in Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Data Science How-to Tools

This article shows how to build and publish a customized Docker image for usage as an engine in Cloudera Data Science Workbench. Such an image or engine customization gives you the benefit of being able to work with your favorite tool chain inside the web based application.

Motivation:

Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW) enables data scientists to use their favorite tools such as R, Python, or Scala based libraries out of the box in an isolated secure sandbox environment.

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Accessing Secure Cluster from Web Applications

Categories: CDH Hadoop How-to

As customers use Apache Hadoop clusters in ways other than through HUE and Hadoop Command Line Interface (CLI) and integrate it closely with the applications they develop, we often get asked how to access their secure Hadoop cluster from within the custom applications. Many customers use a service account in their application and access the cluster with a fixed service account. However, other customers would like to access as the end users who have authenticated to the application.

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