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Cloudera Development Kit Examples

The CDK Examples project provides examples of how to use the CDK.

Each example is a standalone Maven module with associated documentation.

Basic Examples

  • dataset is the closest to a HelloWorld example of CDK. It shows how to create datasets and perform streaming writes and reads over them.
  • dataset-hbase shows how to store entities in HBase using the RandomAccessDataset API.
  • dataset-staging shows how to use two datasets to manage Parquet-formatted data
  • logging is an example of logging events from a command-line programs to Hadoop via Flume, using log4j as the logging API.
  • logging-webapp is like logging, but the logging source is a webapp.

Advanced Examples

  • demo is a full end-to-end example of a webapp that logs events using Flume and performs session analysis using Crunch and Hive.

Getting Started

The easiest way to run the examples is on the Cloudera QuickStart VM, which has all the necessary Hadoop services pre-installed, configured, and running locally. See the notes below for any initial setup steps you should take.

The current examples run on version 4.3.0 of the QuickStart VM.

Checkout the latest branch of this repository in the VM:

git clone git://
cd cdk-examples
git checkout <latest-branch>

(Alternatively, if you want to use the master branch, then build the CDK locally first.)

Then choose the example you want to try and refer to the README in the relevant subdirectory.

Setting up the QuickStart VM

There are two ways to run the examples with the QuickStart VM:

  1. Logged in to the VM guest (username and password are both cloudera).
  2. From your host computer.

The advantage of the first approach is that you don't need to install anything extra on your host computer, such as Java or Maven, so there are no extra set up steps.

The second approach is preferable when you want to use tools from your own development environment (browser, IDE, command line). However, there are a few extra steps you need to take to configure the QuickStart VM, listed below.

  • Enable port forwarding For VirtualBox, open the Settings dialog for the VM, select the Network tab, and click the Port Forwarding button. Map the following ports - in each case the host port and the guest port should be the same.
    • 7180 (Cloudera Manager web UI)
    • 8020, 50010, 50020, 50070, 50075 (HDFS NameNode and DataNode)
    • 8021 (MapReduce JobTracker)
    • 8888 (Hue web UI)
    • 9083 (Hive/HCatalog metastore)
    • 41415 (Flume agent)
    • 11000 (Oozie server)
    • 21050 (Impala JDBC port)
  • Bind daemons to the wildcard address Daemons that are accessed from the host need to listen on all network interfaces. In [Cloudera Manager] (http://localhost:7180/cmf/services/status) for each of the services listed below, select the service, click "View and Edit" under the Configuration tab then search for "wildcard", check the box, then save changes.
    • HDFS NameNode and DataNode
    • Hue server
    • MapReduce JobTracker
  • Add a host entry for localhost.localdomain If you host computer does not have a mapping for localhost.localdomain, then add a line like the following to /etc/hosts       localhost       localhost.localdomain
  • Sync the system clock For some of the examples it's important that the host and guest times are in sync. To synchronize the guest, login and type sudo ntpdate
  • Restart the cluster Restart the whole cluster in Cloudera Manager.


Working with the VM

  • What are the usernames/passwords for the VM?

    • Cloudera manager: admin/admin
    • Login: cloudera/cloudera
  • I can't find the file in VirtualBox (or VMWare)!

    • You probably need to unpack it: In Windows, install 7zip, extract the .tar file from the .bz2, then extract the VM files from the .tar. In linux or mac, cd to where you copied the file and run tar xjf cloudera-quickstart-vm-4.3.0-cdk-vbox-1.0.0.tar.bz2
    • You should be able to add the extracted files to VirtualBox or VMWare
  • How do I open a .vbox file?

    • Install and open VirtualBox on your computer
    • Under the menu "Machine", select "Add..."
    • Navigate to where you unpacked the .vbox file and select it
  • How do I fix "VTx" errors?

    • Reboot your computer and enter BIOS
    • Find the "Virtualization" settings, usually under "Security" and enable all of the virtualization options
  • How do I get my mouse back?

    • If your mouse/keyboard is stuck in the VM (captured), you can usually release it by pressing the right CTRL key. If you don't have one (or that didn't work), then the release key will be in the lower-right of the VirtualBox window
  • Other problems

    • Using VirtualBox? Try the VMWare image.
    • Using VMWare? Try the VirtualBox image.