Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

Talend, a big data integration software company, announced its Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools.

A completely configured virtual big data integration environment, the Big Data Sandbox provides a one-stop-shop for big data integration, data quality and Hadoop, saving developers weeks of installation and configuration time, as well as time spent building and integrating their first big data prototype, the company said in its announcement.

Preconfigured with real-world use cases, the Big Data Sandbox helps big data users speed up their big data integration learning curve. The Big Data Insights Cookbook, which is included, contains a step-by-step guide with several working big data examples and video tutorials, covering topics such as ETL offloading, clickstream analysis, Twitter sentiment analysis and Apache weblog analysis.

“Big data developers are scarce and can be very costly,” said Fabrice Bonan, chief product officer and co-founder of Talend.  The Big Data Sandbox lets developers  “quickly connect, transform and manage diverse structured and unstructured data sources without any MapReduce programming, using graphical Eclipse-based tools to generate optimized code,” Bonan said.

With the Big Data Sandbox, developers can start prototyping their project using the Talend Platform for Big Data, big data documentation, online video tutorials, vast open online community and connectivity to any data source including big data distributions and NoSQL.

The Talend Big Data Sandbox is a 30-day trial sandbox that combines Talend Platform for Big Data with the choice of Hortonworks’, Cloudera’s or MapR’s Hadoop distribution into a download-and-drive pre-configured virtual environment. The Big Data Insights Cookbook is also included as part of the download.

The Talend Big Data Sandbox is available immediately and can be downloaded from the Talend website.

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