Tag: Perl

GUI Oozie Goodness

Recently, I’ve been playing with the workflow managers of the Hadoop world. Namely, Azkaban and Oozie. While Azkaban offers a cute graph-oriented display of your running workflows, it is a little bit limited in the workflow logic department. No conditional…

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Teaching a Man to Fish

I like to think that I’m somewhat gifted at finding out, or coming up with li’ll useful tricks that improve a hacker’s workflow and help to optimize the pain-to-awesomeness ratio of our daily tasks. I am, however, thoroughly rotten at…

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Oozing Caribou

Meet Oozie’s Workflows Oozie is a workflow scheduler for Hadoop, but that’s not terribly important right now. What is important is that it defines its workflows using an XML dialect. And as all XML things go, the result is… shall…

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My Pro-Tips for YAPC First-Comers

Woe, woe is me. After two years of YAPC, meddling circumstances force me to skip attendance this year. Still, I am extremely pleased to know that Pythian is still sending one of our young Padawans into the fray. Yesterday, he…

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MetaCPAN JavaScript API

Sometimes, it’s humongous revolutions. Most of the time, it’s itsy bitsy evolutionary steps. Today’s hack definitively sits in the second category, but I have the feeling that it’s a little dab of abstraction that is going to provide a lot…

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DBD::Oracle 1.57_00 Is On Its Way to CPAN

DBD::Oracle version 1.57_00 is on its way to CPAN. This release is small, but should make some Win32 users happy:

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Statement Toggler for Vim

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to flip block and postfix statements with the ease of a single command? Well, I thought so, so I came up with a dirty little script, have a look.

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Hadoop FAQ – Getting Started

Hadoop

Following my “Building Integrated DWH with Oracle and Hadoop” webinar for IOUG Big Data SIG, I got a bunch of excellent follow up questions. The most frequently asked questions are: What is the minimum I need to do to get started with Hadoop? and How do I load data into Hadoop? Since so many people are interested in the same question, it makes more sense to answer on the blog.

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Fit to Be Tied (Tied Handles and Localized $\)

This one was going to be a cry for help and a request to confirm that I’m not going cuckoo, but I think I figured it out. Still, for giggles, hear this:

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DBD::Oracle v1.54 on Its Way to CPAN

DBD::Oracle v1.54 is on its way to CPAN. In this iteration, no new feature, but a large amount of bug fixes.

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