Zeppelin on MapR

The MapR Data Science Refinery includes a preconfigured Apache Zeppelin notebook, packaged as a Docker container. Apache Zeppelin is an open source web-based data science notebook. You can use it with MapR components to conduct data discovery, ETL, machine learning, and data visualization.

You can run the Zeppelin container either on your laptop or on MapR edge nodes. Out of box, the Zeppelin container image is integrated with open source data processing engines like Apache Spark, Apache Drill, and Apache Hive, as well as with native MapR engines (MapR Filesystem, MapR Database, and MapR Event Store For Apache Kafka). Using the notebook simply requires running the Docker image and connecting to the container through your browser.

Zeppelin provides the following benefits for your data engineering and data science use cases:

  • An interactive development environment for writing, testing, and sharing data processing code snippets
  • The ability to run the notebooks in a local client environment, such as on a laptop
  • Support for a variety of interpreters for integrating with different backend components
  • Support for extensible visualization libraries

The Zeppelin notebook included with the Data Science Refinery provides additional benefits:

See Zeppelin Release Notes for release specific information.

For additional information about Zeppelin, you can also refer to the open source documentation.