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What Open Source Hadoop Coming to Windows Means to IT

This will open up Hadoop to a large number of organizations that have no in- house Linux skills. Shaun Connolly, vice president of Corporate Strategy at Hortonworks, explains the thinking behind moving HDP to Windows in this way: “Essentially it’s a market-driven decision,” he says. “Hadoop is built for the scaleout commodity hardware market, and the commodity hardware market is 70% Windows by install base and expertise.”

Employees in Windows-only companies will be able to make use of Hadoop easily because Excel can be used as a business intelligence tool to view the results of Hadoop Big Data analysis (whether Hadoop is running on Windows or Linux). “Ideally we want Microsoft users to be oblivious to the fact that everything is coming from Hadoop,” says Connolly. “If end users can consume data without any learning curve, thanks to tools like Excel, then they get more value.”

Either the data or the logic above is not sound:

  1. those Windows machines that make up the 70% of the market are probably running Excel
  2. those 70% of the market Windows machines are not going to run Hadoop

Based on this sort of market-share decisions, tomorrow we should see Hadoop for iOS and Android and Nokia. Sometime soon Microsoft will release Excel for iOS and maybe Android.

Original title and link: What Open Source Hadoop Coming to Windows Means to IT (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)


Hadoop + HBase + Cygwin + Windows 7 x64

In this post I will describe how to get a Hadoop environment with HBase running in Cygwin on Windows 7 x64.

Having spent the better part of a week reading through blog posts and documentation, I found that none of them covered the process in full detail, at least not for the software versions I intended to use.

This guide was written for Cygwin 1.7.7, Hadoop 0.21.0 and HBase 0.20.6.

You will additionally need ZooKeeper 3.3.1 in order to get HBase to run properly.

My question is: why is Cygwin needed?

Update: Thanks Alan Said (@ alansaid ) more details about why Cygwin is needed ☞ HADOOP-6767 and ☞ Running Hadoop 0.20.2 on Windows without Cygwin

Original title and link: Hadoop + HBase + Cygwin + Windows 7 x64 (NoSQL databases © myNoSQL)


Running CouchDB on Windows Documentation

Since its 1.0 release CouchDB can also run on Windows machines and this got documented on the project wiki:

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I didn’t know ASF is OK with this type of recommendations and I’m wondering what would happen for the documentation of other ASF projects that would probably spell out:

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Short Intro to MongoDB and VB.NET

I was ending my post on MongoDB in the Windows environment with the comment: “I couldn’t find anything about Visual Basic and MongoDB :-)!”. Ask and you shall be given!