tHBaseOutput in Talend Map/Reduce Jobs - 6.1

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The information in this section is only for users that have subscribed to one of the Talend solutions with Big Data and is not applicable to Talend Open Studio for Big Data users.

In a Talend Map/Reduce Job, tHBaseOutput, as well as the whole Map/Reduce Job using it, generates native Map/Reduce code. This section presents the specific properties of tHBaseOutput when it is used in that situation. For further information about a Talend Map/Reduce Job, see the Talend Big Data Getting Started Guide.

Component family

MapReduce / Output

 

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-In or Repository.

Built-In: No property data stored centrally.

Repository: Select the repository file where the properties are stored.

 

Click this icon to open a database connection wizard and store the database connection parameters you set in the component Basic settings view.

For more information about setting up and storing database connection parameters, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Version

Distribution

Select the cluster you are using from the drop-down list. The options in the list vary depending on the component you are using. Among these options, the following ones requires specific configuration:

  • If available in this Distribution drop-down list, the Microsoft HD Insight option allows you to use a Microsoft HD Insight cluster. For this purpose, you need to configure the connections to the WebHCat service, the HD Insight service and the Windows Azure Storage service of that cluster in the areas that are displayed. A demonstration video about how to configure this connection is available in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3QTT6VsNoM.

  • The Custom option allows you to connect to a cluster different from any of the distributions given in this list, that is to say, to connect to a cluster not officially supported by Talend.

In order to connect to a custom distribution, once selecting Custom, click the button to display the dialog box in which you can alternatively:

  1. Select Import from existing version to import an officially supported distribution as base and then add other required jar files which the base distribution does not provide.

  2. Select Import from zip to import the configuration zip for the custom distribution to be used. This zip file should contain the libraries of the different Hadoop elements and the index file of these libraries.

    In Talend Exchange, members of Talend community have shared some ready-for-use configuration zip files which you can download from this Hadoop configuration list and directly use them in your connection accordingly. However, because of the ongoing evolution of the different Hadoop-related projects, you might not be able to find the configuration zip corresponding to your distribution from this list; then it is recommended to use the Import from existing version option to take an existing distribution as base to add the jars required by your distribution.

    Note that custom versions are not officially supported by Talend. Talend and its community provide you with the opportunity to connect to custom versions from the Studio but cannot guarantee that the configuration of whichever version you choose will be easy, due to the wide range of different Hadoop distributions and versions that are available. As such, you should only attempt to set up such a connection if you have sufficient Hadoop experience to handle any issues on your own.

    Note

    In this dialog box, the active check box must be kept selected so as to import the jar files pertinent to the connection to be created between the custom distribution and this component.

    For a step-by-step example about how to connect to a custom distribution and share this connection, see Connecting to a custom Hadoop distribution.

In the Map/Reduce version of this component, the distribution you select must be the same as the one you need to define in the Hadoop Configuration view for the whole Job.

 

HBase version

Select the version of the Hadoop distribution you are using. The available options vary depending on the component you are using. Along with the evolution of Hadoop, please note the following changes:

  • If you use Hortonworks Data Platform V2.2, the configuration files of your cluster might be using environment variables such as ${hdp.version}. If this is your situation, you need to set the mapreduce.application.framework.path property in the Hadoop properties table of this component with the path value explicitly pointing to the MapReduce framework archive of your cluster. For example:

    mapreduce.application.framework.path=/hdp/apps/2.2.0.0-2041/mapreduce/mapreduce.tar.gz#mr-framework
  • If you use Hortonworks Data Platform V2.0.0, the type of the operating system for running the distribution and a Talend Job must be the same, such as Windows or Linux. Otherwise, you have to use Talend Jobserver to execute the Job in the same type of operating system in which the Hortonworks Data Platform V2.0.0 distribution you are using is run. For further information about Talend Jobserver, see Talend Installation Guide.

 

Zookeeper quorum

Type in the name or the URL of the Zookeeper service you use to coordinate the transaction between Talend and HBase. Note that when you configure the Zookeeper, you might need to set the zookeeper.znode.parent property to define the root of the relative path of an HBase's Zookeeper file; then select the Set Zookeeper znode parent check box to define this property.

 

Zookeeper client port

Type in the number of the client listening port of the Zookeeper service you are using.

 

Use kerberos authentication

If you are accessing an HBase database running with Kerberos security, select this check box, then, enter the HBase related principal names in the corresponding fields. You should be able to find the information in the hbase-site.xml file of the cluster to be used.

If you need to use a Kerberos keytab file to log in, select Use a keytab to authenticate. A keytab file contains pairs of Kerberos principals and encrypted keys. You need to enter the principal to be used in the Principal field and the access path to the keytab file itself in the Keytab field.

Note that the user that executes a keytab-enabled Job is not necessarily the one a principal designates but must have the right to read the keytab file being used. For example, the user name you are using to execute a Job is user1 and the principal to be used is guest; in this situation, ensure that user1 has the right to read the keytab file to be used.

 

Schema et Edit schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-In or stored remotely in the Repository.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

 

 

Built-In: You create and store the schema locally for this component only. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.

 

 

Repository: You have already created the schema and stored it in the Repository. You can reuse it in various projects and Job designs. Related topic: see Talend Studio User Guide.

  Table name

Type in the name of the HBase table in which you need to write data. This table must already exist.

 

Row key column

Select the column used as the row key column of the HBase table.

Then if needs be, select the Store row key column to HBase column check box to make the row key column an HBase column belonging to a specific column family.

  Families

Complete this table to map the columns of the HBase table to be used with the schema columns you have defined for the data flow to be processed.

The Column column of this table is automatically filled once you have defined the schema; the syntax of the Column family:qualifier column requires each HBase column name (qualifier) to be paired with its corresponding family name, for example, in an HBase table, if a Paris column belongs to a France family, then you need to write it as France:Paris.

Advanced settings

Properties

If you need to use custom configuration for your HBase, complete this table with the property or properties to be customized. Then at runtime, the customized property or properties will override the corresponding ones used by the Studio for its HBase engine.

For example, you need to define the value of the dfs.replication property as 1 for the HBase configuration. Then you need to add one row to this table using the plus button and type in the name and the value of this property in this row.

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.

Usage in Map/Reduce Jobs

In a Talend Map/Reduce Job, it is used as an end component and requires a transformation component as input link. The other components used along with it must be Map/Reduce components, too. They generate native Map/Reduce code that can be executed directly in Hadoop.

The Hadoop configuration you use for the whole Job and the Hadoop distribution you use for the HBase components must be the same. Actually, an HBase component requires that its Hadoop distribution parameter be defined separately so as to launch its HBase driver only when that component is used.

Once a Map/Reduce Job is opened in the workspace, tHBaseOutput as well as the MapReduce family appears in the Palette of the Studio.

Note that in this documentation, unless otherwise explicitly stated, a scenario presents only Standard Jobs, that is to say traditional Talend data integration Jobs, and non Map/Reduce Jobs.

Hadoop Connection

You need to use the Hadoop Configuration tab in the Run view to define the connection to a given Hadoop distribution for the whole Job.

This connection is effective on a per-Job basis.

Prerequisites

Before starting, ensure that you have met the Loopback IP prerequisites expected by HBase. For further information, see Apache's HBase documentation on http://hbase.apache.org/.

The Hadoop distribution must be properly installed, so as to guarantee the interaction with Talend Studio. The following list presents MapR related information for example.

  • Ensure that you have installed the MapR client in the machine where the Studio is, and added the MapR client library to the PATH variable of that machine. According to MapR's documentation, the library or libraries of a MapR client corresponding to each OS version can be found under MAPR_INSTALL\ hadoop\hadoop-VERSION\lib\native. For example, the library for Windows is \lib\native\MapRClient.dll in the MapR client jar file. For further information, see the following link from MapR: http://www.mapr.com/blog/basic-notes-on-configuring-eclipse-as-a-hadoop-development-environment-for-mapr.

    Without adding the specified library or libraries, you may encounter the following error: no MapRClient in java.library.path.

  • Set the -Djava.library.path argument, for example, in the Job Run VM arguments area of the Run/Debug view in the [Preferences] dialog box. This argument provides to the Studio the path to the native library of that MapR client. This allows the subscription-based users to make full use of the Data viewer to view locally in the Studio the data stored in MapR. For further information about how to set this argument, see the section describing how to view data of Talend Big Data Getting Started Guide.

For further information about how to install a Hadoop distribution, see the manuals corresponding to the Hadoop distribution you are using.