Get up to speed on Apache Accumulo, the flexible, high-performance key/value store created by the National Security Agency (NSA) and based on Google’s BigTable data storage system. Written by former NSA team members, this comprehensive tutorial and reference covers Accumulo architecture, application development, table design, and cell-level security.
With clear information on system administration, performance tuning, and best practices, this book is ideal for developers seeking to write Accumulo applications, administrators charged with installing and maintaining Accumulo, and other professionals interested in what Accumulo has to offer. You will find everything you need to use this system fully.
Get a high-level introduction to Accumulo’s architecture and data model
Take a rapid tour through single- and multiple-node installations, data ingest, and query
Learn how to write Accumulo applications for several use cases, based on examples
Dive into Accumulo internals, including information not available in the documentation
Get detailed information for installing, administering, tuning, and measuring performance
Learn best practices based on successful implementations in the field
Find answers to common questions that every new Accumulo user asks
Chapter 1Architecture and Data Model
The Role of Databases
Fast Random Access
Advanced Data Model Components
Introduction to the Client API
Accumulo and Other Data Management Systems
Use Cases Suited for Accumulo
Chapter 2Quick Start
Demo of the Shell
Demo of Java Code
A More Complete Installation
Other Important Resources
One Last Example with a Unit Test
Chapter 3Basic API
Introduction to the Example Application: Wikipedia Pages
Lookups and Scanning
Update: Appending or Incrementing
Update: Read-Modify-Write and Conditional Mutations
Chapter 4Table API
Basic Table Operations
Chapter 5Security API
Auditing Security Operations
Custom Authentication, Permissions, and Authorization
Other Security Considerations
Chapter 6Server-Side Functionality and External Clients
Integration with Other Tools
Integration with Analytical Tools
Chapter 7MapReduce API
Writing Worker Classes
MapReduce over Underlying RFiles
Delivering Rows to Map Workers
Ingesters and Combiners as MapReduce Computations
MapReduce and Bulk Import
Chapter 8Table Design
Designing Row IDs
Designing Column Visibilities
Chapter 9Advanced Table Designs
D4M and Matlab
Approximating Relational and SQL Database Properties
Aaron Cordova worked as a computer systems researcher at the National Security Agency where he started and led the Apache Accumulo project through its first release. He has built large scale data processing and analysis systems for intelligence, defense, academic research, and web companies. Aaron is a cofounder of Koverse Inc.
From 2008 to 2012, Billie Rinaldi was a leader of the National Security Agency computer science research team that implemented Apache Accumulo. Dr. Rinaldi codesigned one of Accumulo’s key technical advantages, a customizable server-side programming framework, and made numerous other contributions to the software. Since Accumulo became open source in fall 2011, she has worked to foster the community surrounding it. Dr. Rinaldi was elected the Project Management Committee Chair when Accumulo became a top-level Apache project and was subsequently invited to become a member of the Apache Software Foundation. Dr. Rinaldi is a Senior Member of Technical Staff at Hortonworks, Inc.
Michael Wall has been using Apache Accumulo since September 2010 and has been involved in all types of development from analytic simulation to a large scale news aggregation site. After graduating from the US Air Force Academy in 1994, he served on active duty in the US Air Force. Since leaving the military, Mike has worked as a software engineer for the National Security Agency and other government agencies.
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This book has less information that other free resources available for Accumulo. I understand that the book has not been finished yet, but the sections that are complete provide hardly any in-depth information.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Hello Knowledge Seeker,
The authors of this title have asked that we share this:
"For those that have bought the early release: since we started the book before Accumulo version 1.6 was released, we hadn’t been able to include specific details about all of the API until this May, when 1.6 was released. Since then we’ve added a lot more detail and examples, based on the stable 1.6 API, and are in the process of getting these details approved for publication. We appreciate your patience while we finalize these chapters and encourage folks to check back on the status of the book as we near the final print version."