InfoSphere BigInsights makes it easier to manage and run big data jobs through a simple REST API and Jaql interface to Hadoop. Examine how these systems work together to give you a rich basis for capturing data and provide an interface to get the information back out again.
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InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition is IBM's big data offering based on the open source Apache Hadoop project. It includes core Hadoop (Hadoop Distributed File System, MapReduce) and several other projects in the Hadoop ecosystem, such as Pig, Hive, HBase, and ZooKeeper. BigInsights includes a variety of IBM technologies that extend the platform's value, including advanced analytical facilities, application accelerators, development tools, platform improvements, and enterprise software integration. Many of these capabilities are available with the Quick Start edition, which you can freely download for non-production use.
Download InfoSphere BigInsights Quick Start Edition
Learn how to manage your big data environment, import data for analysis, analyze data with BigSheets, develop your first big data application, develop Big SQL queries to analyze big data, and create an extractor to derive insight from text documents in this comprehensive set of tutorials. Watch video versions of the tutorials and get more detail in this set of learning guides (PDF).
Nicolas Morales, IBM big data solution engineer, walks you through
the process of downloading, extracting, and running the BigInsights Quick Start
Edition VMWare image for a single node. If you're new to BigInsights or VMWare, you
will be up and running faster if you've watch Nic first. (11:58)
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- Process big data with Big SQL in InfoSphere BigInsights
Run complex queries on non-tabular data and query it with the SQL-like language Big SQL, which lets you import and process large-volume data sets.
- IBM Accelerator for Machine Data Analytics, Part 6
Learn how to collect, integrate, and analyze Hadoop logs produced by InfoSphere BigInsights with the help of a new log monitoring and analysis function that aggregates log files and stores them over time.
- Use InfoSphere Streams and BigInsights for real-time Hadoop analytics at scale
InfoSphere BigInsights and InfoSphere Streams pair up with Apache Hadoop to tame big data analytics in real time. Learn how to build, configure, and deploy real-time analytics to target new revenue streams.
- System log analysis using InfoSphere BigInsights and IBM Accelerator for Machine Data Analytics
When isolating performance issues, system logs contain important clues that point to causes. But the task of manually analyzing hundreds of log files is overwhelming without the right tools to help. Learn about IBM solutions for system log analysis.
- Working with Big SQL extended and complex data types
Sometimes the standard set of SQL data types isn't quite enough. Big SQL -- a new SQL interface introduced in InfoSphere BigInsights -- offers a rich set of extended data types, along with complex data types that make it easier to represent and process semi-structured data. Learn more via code listings and sample queries.
- Analyzing large datasets with Hive
Learn to use Apache Hive to analyze large datasets using Hadoop as a back end. Explore what the schema of a large production dataset might look like, and learn how to join two large datasets to form a correlation dataset.
- Data security best practices: A practical guide to implementing data
encryption for InfoSphere BigInsights
Explore best practices to learn about implementing encryption for data at rest. The authors include information about architecture, requirements, performing encryption installation, and configuring policies.
- What's the big deal about BigSQL?
Relational DBMS users, meet Big SQL. Big SQL brings an industry-standard query interface to IBM's Hadoop-based platform: InfoSphere BigInsights. While Big SQL doesn't turn BigInsights into a relational DBMS, it does provide experienced SQL users with a familiar on-ramp to an increasingly popular environment for analyzing and storing big data.
- Analyze text from social media sites with InfoSphere BigInsights
Learn about the text analytic development and runtime environments of BigInsights, including how you can use Eclipse-based tools to create, test, and publish text extractors on your cluster so you can analyze content relevant to your application.