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Big Data Developer's Day Hosted by IBM

  • Jan 22, 2014 · 8:00 AM
  • IBM Office, Room 540 (5th Floor)

Geared towards Developers, Data Scientists, and all Big Data Enthusiasts, this event will provide an overview of Big Data Solutions, and opportunity to work hands on with the solutions and tools in the IBM Big Data Platform. Bkfst/Registration 8am-9am. Lunch provided. Must RSVP!

During the meetups we will be utilizing vmware virtual machines for both Hadoop and Streams.  These workshops allow you to work with your own laptop and go through a series of labs to give you a foundation.

Installation Instructions for BigInsights Hadoop and Streams


Getting the Virtual Machines
You can download the virtual machines free of charge from the IBM site.  You will need to register and create an IBM ID to login.  You will also need Vmware Player or Vmware Fusion (Mac).  For Mac users, if you don't have Vmware Fusion then you can try Virtual Box, but your mileage may vary.

BigInsights Hadoop Quickstart Edition Download
In the screen shot below, you need to choose the Vmware Image link, sign on with your IBM ID and then choose Single Node.

You have the option to download the installation software to test on your own clustered environment.  Be sure to download the Prechecker to test your server if it has the necessary packages installed prior to installing. But this will not be covered during the Meetup.

Streams Quick Start Edition Download

Vmware Player Download

Virtual Box Download

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for taking us through the BigInsights and Stream platform. Especially the guide books will be of a great help !
    It was good interacting with the professionals in the industry and learning from them !

    January 22, 2014

  • Matias S.

    Hi Troy, I tried downloading using the http method and it works. I was actually getting 2MB/sec. The other method is the Download Director which requires Java and is more resilient by handling partial downloads and resuming. Maybe you just happened get the when it had a hiccup. Try it again and let me know what happens. Worst case is that you can download it from a USB drive, but with the amount of people there, it will be a wait. Thanks,

    January 20, 2014

    • Troy

      Also, do I need a full license for VMWare, or is there an alternative for loading these images?

      January 21, 2014

    • Matias S.

      Hi Troy, you just need the Single node option and you can just use the free Vmware Player. See the links above in the description. You might try to use Virtual Box, but your mileage will vary. These are vmware images that we are working with. I'll try downloading the Native Installation to see if it works on my end.

      January 21, 2014

  • Troy

    looks like the link is no good after registering I get a 500 error after hitting the download.

    January 20, 2014

  • Matias S.

    Hi Everyone, welcome to the BigData Developer Day in Phoenix! I'm excited to be meeting everyone there. I just updated the Details for this meeting with instructions on how to obtain the needed software for the exercises that we will be covering. I hope to see you there.


    January 20, 2014

  • Nanci K.

    FACULTY / IBM ACADEMIC INITIATIVE MEMBERS ... we'd love to welcome you at IBM's hands-on Big Data Developers MeetUp at the IBM Phoenix office on January 22. FREE. Bring your laptop as we will get hands-on with IBM's InfoSphere BigInsights (IBM's Hadoop platform for managing 'data at rest') and InfoSphere Streams ('data in motion'). IBM experts will be available to coach you during the hands-on lab sessions.

    Both solutions are available to you via the IBM Academic Initiative for teaching and non-commercial research purposes at no charge. We will provide you with our Quick Start Faculty Guide for Big Data as well. Great opportunity to network with local industry, IBM customers, IBM business partners and other academic attendees.

    Hope to see you there! Nanci Knight
    IBM Academic Initiative
    Relationship Manager, West Region

    December 23, 2013

  • Troy

    Is there a registration fee for the event?

    December 23, 2013

    • Joe Junker, M.

      No. Event is free, requires RSVP. Parking is $12 for the entire day, not sure if we can comp it yet, but working on that!

      December 23, 2013

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