Have you heard of Apache Zeppelin? If you haven’t, you will soon hear about this looming BI tool. In this tutorial, learn how to use Progress JDBC connectors with this one-stop notebook to satisfy all your BI needs.
Apache Zeppelin is a one-stop notebook designed by the Apache open source community. This web based notebook can help you with:
What sets Zeppelin apart from other similar tools others is its Interpreter. The interpreter allows you to write code in any language for data processing, which can then be plugged in to Zeppelin. It has support for interpreters for Apache Spark, R, Hive, Shell, Cassandra and more. With the recent release of 0.6.0, Apache Zeppelin started supporting JDBC as its interpreter. What this means is that now you can use Progress JDBC drivers to connect to any Relational, SaaS/Cloud, Big Data and NoSQL data sources.
To get you started, we created an easy tutorial on how to use Apache Zeppelin with the Progress DataDirect Oracle Database JDBC driver. Note that you can use the similar process with any of our JDBC drivers.
java -jar PROGRESS_DATADIRECT_JDBC_ORACLE_ALL.jar
You can remove all the other properties by clicking the ‘X’ button under actions.
Save the interpreter with these settings and your interpreter will be created. The following is a screenshot on how the configured interpreter looks after saving:
Now that you have learned how to visualize your data in Oracle using Apache Zeppelin, powered by DataDirect Oracle JDBC drivers, feel free to explore some of our other popular data sources:
Apache Hadoop Hive
Microsoft SQL Server
Amazon EMR Hive
Progress DataDirect has covered them all with our fast, reliable and certified JDBC drivers. Visit our information page for more about all the Progress DataDirect JDBC drivers that are compatible with Apache Zeppelin. Better yet, you can try any of them free for 15 days! And don’t forget to subscribe to our blog via Email or RSS feed for more tutorials.
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Nishanth Kadiyala is a Technical Marketing Manager at Progress. He got his B.Tech degree from IIT Guwahati and his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill. He has worked on several technologies including database designing, SQL querying and Cloud Computing in the past. Currently, he is committed to educating enterprises about standards based connectivity via ODBC, JDBC, ADO.NET and OData. He is also proficient with DataDirect Hybrid Connectivity Services – DataDirect Cloud and Hybrid Data Pipeline. You can stay in touch with him through Twitter.
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