Hello Converge Community,
I stood up the MapR Sandbox with Drill however it does not come with Hue (8888)? Why not?
Is it better to download the MapR Sandbox and install Drill?
We provide two different Sandboxes to limit the resources required to run any one sandbox. Lots of people run the sandboxes on laptops, and not all of them are high-end. You'd have to have a pretty beefy laptop to run a single Sandbox with all the ecosystem components. I'm not sure why they chose not to install Hue on the Drill sandbox.
If you have limited resources, you're probably better off installing Hue on the Drill sandbox. But if resources are not an issue, installing Drill on the standard sandbox (which already has Hue) would probably work.
First a caveat. I'm not a MapR employee, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
You have three different beasts.
Hue -- An Apache Licensed Tool created and maintained by Cloudera. (Not an Apache Project)
Drill -- An Apache project based on Google's Dremel , heavily supported by Ted Dunning and MapR...
MapR Sandbox -- a cute virtual play area to learn about MapR's Hadoop...
You don't need MapR or Hue to play with Drill. AFAIK you can run embedded mode on a laptop. (I am a Mac user)
My guess is that if you downloaded Drill from MapR, they ship only MapR & Drill because its a smaller package and it focuses on the tools that you need and want.
If you must have Hue, then you can download MapR w Hue and then download Drill separately if its not already included in the MapR sandbox download. (It may already be there. )
When you have a sandbox and you're running all sorts of tools... you are putting a bit of a load on your PC.
I would recommend either getting a stand alone PC (i7 4 core) with a decent amount of ram, and then loading it up w Centos and MapR Community... Or... go to AWS and launch an EMR cluster running MapR (AFAIK, they still support MapR on EMR)
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