Awesome Oracle Big Data Lite VM – Just what I have been waiting for!

Oracle Big Data Lite VM

Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine provides an integrated environment to help you get started with the Oracle Big Data platform. Many Oracle Big Data platform components have been installed and configured – allowing you to begin using the system right away.

Oracle has provided a single VM that contains everything you need to get familiar with its Big Data platform – with it being updated to Oracle 12c components, it’s exactly what I have been waiting for, including videos and tutorials on integration with Hadoop and NoSQL. If you have a dual-core, 8GB RAM laptop with 50GB free disk space, all you then need is Oracle VM VirtualBox to run the VM and 7-zip to extract the contents of the first BigDataLite-3.0.001 file. This will create a BigDataLite-3.0.ova VirtualBox appliance file, double-click that and up will come VirtualBox. Once you start the VM, login as oracle/welcome1

Oracle has provided a Deployment Guide with these and further details.

I am fascinated to see how Oracle Corporation is responding to the challenge of the new Big Data and NoSQL vendors, that journey for me started here.

Amazing unattended install of Oracle RAC 12c Grid Infrastructure with Vagrant!

As part of some other work I am doing I wanted to look around an already running Oracle 12c RAC environment and work with Grid Infrastructure, stop/start tests, failing over resources, simulate node failure, etc. There are days when things just work out unexpectedly and you learn a lot, for me Monday, Feb 3, 2014 was one… Continue reading Amazing unattended install of Oracle RAC 12c Grid Infrastructure with Vagrant!