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Hadoop Workflow Example

Hadoop is a scalable, distributed computing solution provided by Apache. Similar to queuing systems, Hadoop allows for distributed processing of large data sets.

Installing Hadoop Manually to Shared Filesystem


The flight environment will need to be activated before the environments can be created so be sure to run flight start or setup your environment to automatically activate the flight environment.

  • Install dependencies for Hadoop:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ sudo yum install -y java-1.8.0-openjdk.x86_64 java-1.8.0-openjdk-devel.x86_64
  • Download Hadoop v3.2.1:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ flight silo software pull --repo openflight hadoop 3.2.1


If you are using a different version of java, the version may be changed on line 54 in hadoop-3.2.1/etc/hadoop/

Downloading the Hadoop Job

These steps help setup the Hadoop environment and download a spreadsheet of data which will Hadoop will sort into sales units per region.

  • Download and source Hadoop environment variables:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ flight silo file pull openflight:hadoop/hadoopenv
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ source hadoopenv


Be sure to update line 1 in hadoopenv if you are setting this up in a different location. If using a different version of java, update line 3.

  • Create job directory:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ mkdir MapReduceTutorial
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ chmod 777 MapReduceTutorial
  • Download job data:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) ~]$ cd MapReduceTutorial
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ flight silo file pull openflight:hadoop/
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ unzip -j
  • Check that job data files are present:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ ls
    desktop.ini  SalesJan2009.csv

Preparing the Hadoop Job

  • Compile java for job:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ javac -d .
  • Create a manifest file:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ echo "Main-Class: SalesCountry.SalesCountryDriver" >> Manifest.txt
  • Compile the final java file for job:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ jar cfm ProductSalePerCountry.jar Manifest.txt SalesCountry/*.class

Starting the Hadoop Environment

  • Start the Hadoop distributed file system service:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ $HADOOP_HOME/sbin/
  • Start the resource manager, node manager and app manager service:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ $HADOOP_HOME/sbin/
  • Create directory for processing data and copy sales results in:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ mkdir ~/inputMapReduce
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ cp SalesJan2009.csv ~/inputMapReduce/
  • Load the data into the distributed file system:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ $HADOOP_HOME/bin/hdfs dfs -ls ~/inputMapReduce

Running the Hadoop Job

  • Execute the MapReduce job:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ $HADOOP_HOME/bin/hadoop jar ProductSalePerCountry.jar ~/inputMapReduce ~/mapreduce_output_sales
  • View the job results:
    [flight@chead1 (mycluster1) MapReduceTutorial]$ $HADOOP_HOME/bin/hdfs dfs -cat ~/mapreduce_output_sales/part-00000 | more