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Oracle Big Data Lite 4.0 Virtual Machine Now Available

Martin Gubar
Director Product Management
Big Data Lite 4.0 is now
available for download
from OTN.  There are lots of new
capabilities in this latest version:
  • Oracle Database 12c (, including new JSON support and
    Oracle Big Data SQL-enabled external tables.  Check out this hands-on lab to learn how to securely analyze all your data - across both Hadoop and Oracle Database 12c - using Big Data SQL.
  • New versions of SQL
    Developer and Data Modeler
    that support Hive access and
    automatic generation of Big Data SQL external tables
  • GoldenGate and the latest ODI versions are now included - with
    some great
    new hands-on labs
  • Cloudera Manager is back - you can now optionally use CM to
    manage your Hadoop environment (requires 10GB memory devoted to
    the VM).  If you don't want to use CM, you can use the manual CDH configuration with the Big Data
    Lite services application
  • New versions of the entire stack... Big Data Connectors, NoSQL
    Database, CDH, JDeveloper and more.

Here's the inventory of all the features and version:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition ( -
    including Oracle Big Data SQL-enabled external tables, Oracle
    Advanced Analytics, OLAP, Spatial and more
  • Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH5.1.2)
  • Cloudera Manager (5.1.2)
  • Oracle Big Data Connectors 4.0
    • Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS 3.1.0
    • Oracle Loader for Hadoop 3.2.0
    • Oracle Data Integrator 12c
    • Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop 2.4.1
    • Oracle XQuery for Hadoop 4.0.1
  • Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition 12cR1 (3.0.14)
  • Oracle JDeveloper 12c (12.1.3)
  • Oracle SQL Developer and Data Modeler 4.0.3
  • Oracle Data Integrator 12cR1 (12.1.3)
  • Oracle GoldenGate 12c
  • Oracle R Distribution 3.1.1

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Comments ( 2 )
  • marty Thursday, October 30, 2014

    A new version of Oracle Big Data Lite VM is typically released with new versions of the BDA. It usually lags the BDA release by a few days.

  • guest Thursday, October 30, 2014

    What is the road map for Big Data Lite VM?

    In other words, approximately when is the next update to the VM?


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