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A Customer Tale of Adding HBase Servers

A production customer on the a private cloud had a HBase cluster of about a few dozens of servers. It held about 50TB of data....

Big SQL Ingest – Adding files directly to HDFS

There are several ingestion techniques that can be used to add data to Big SQL and Hive. This blog will give an overview of the...

Announcing IBM Big SQL Sandbox

Today (Sept 13, 2017) we are announcing the GA of IBM Big SQL Sandbox

Big SQL Problem Determination: Data Collection (part 2)

Introduction In the first part of this blog (Big SQL Problem Determination Part 1), we discussed how to classify a problem into some high-level categories...

Big SQL Problem Determination: Data Collection (Part 1)

Introduction Problem determination is not simple. The solution to a problem might be simple (if you’re lucky!), but going from PROBLEM ==> SOLUTION is where...

Big SQL Automatic Catalog Synchronization (Part 3 – Problem Determination)

Introduction This blog is part of a series outlining all you need to know to start working with Big SQL’s Automatic Catalog Synchronization (Auto-Sync). Part...

Announcing Big SQL 5.0.1

Announcing the immediate availability of Big SQL v5.0.1 – maintenance release   Big SQL, a SQL engine on Hadoop, has been making strides with the...

Big SQL Automatic Catalog Synchronization – Error Handling

Introduction Big SQL 5.0.1, includes a significant update to how the Automatic Catalog Synchronization (Auto-Sync) feature handles errors encountered during DDL event synchronization. Big SQL...

Big SQL Automatic Catalog Synchronization (Part 2 – Architecture)

Introduction This blog is the second installment in a series that will outline all you need to know to start working with Big SQL’s Automatic...

Big SQL Automatic Catalog Synchronization (Part 1 – Introduction)

Introduction Automatic synchronization of the Hive metastore and Big SQL catalog was introduced in Big SQL 4.2 and is a significant enhancement to how Big...