Oracle BigData Lite VM introduction

imageVirtual Machine Oracle BigData Lite is vm created by Oracle for development and demo purposes of BigData (Cloudera) and Oracle technologies working together.

You can download BigData Lite VM from Oracle site. This vm includes following software (for vm version 4.4):

Component Purpose
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.7 General OS
Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition ( with options:
– Oracle Big Data SQL
– Oracle Multitenant
– Oracle Advanced Analytics
– Oracle OLAP, Oracle Partitioning
– Oracle Spatial and Graph
Database which includes integration with BigData technologies
Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH5.5.1) Cloudera Data Hub Edition (see Cloudera version comparison here)
Cloudera Manager (5.5.1) Management tools for Cloudera software
Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph 1.1.2 Oracle’s graph and spatial analytical software for Hadoop
Oracle Big Data Discovery 1.1.1 Discovery software for BigData
Oracle Big Data Connectors 4.4 Tools for connecting Oracle database to Hadoop and for special frameworks like R for Hadoop
Oracle Data Integrator 12.2 ETL/ELT tools which has out-of-the-box integration with Hadoop, Spark, Pig, etc for Data Processing
Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition 12cR1 (3.5.2) Scalable key-value database
Oracle JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3) Java IDE
Oracle SQL Developer and Data Modeler 4.1.3 with Oracle REST Data Services 3.0.3 Development tools for Oracle Database and BigData
Oracle GoldenGate 12cR2 ( Heterogonous real-time replication software
Oracle R Distribution 3.2.0 Open source Oracle R language distribution
Oracle Perfect Balance 2.6.0 Solves the problem of data skew which lead to uneven workload for reducers

Oracle also included some examples into this VM. You can find detailed description of demos and tutorials on Oracle site:

Last versions of Oracle BigData Lite VM contains interesting feature – refreshable examples. These examples are stored in public Git – so you don’t need to re-download VM every time samples and tutorial are refreshed. You can run /opt/bin/ to refresh samples or just click icon on the desktop.

After downloading VM you can just start to use BigData technologies. For example you can run hive:



Also you connect to YARN monitoring tools to check current Map-Reduce jobs using URL: http://bigdatalite:8088


You can start Hue UI using desktop icon “Start/Stop Services”. It will allow you to use Web browsers to run some queries and do some configuration


I’ll describe some tools which were included into this VM in my next articles. For example I’ll show how to use Kafka as destination for GoldenGate, how to run Oracle R on Hadoop and how to connect Oracle Database and Hadoop with maximum effectiveness.