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Author Archives: Pascal Alma

Pascal is a senior JEE Developer and Architect at 4Synergy in The Netherlands. Pascal has been designing and building J2EE applications since 2001. He is particularly interested in Open Source toolstack (Mule, Spring Framework, JBoss) and technologies like Web Services, SOA and Cloud technologies. Specialties: JEE, SOA, Mule ESB, Maven, Cloud Technology, Amazon AWS.

Running PageRank Hadoop job on AWS Elastic MapReduce

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In a previous post I described an example to perform a PageRank calculation which is part of the Mining Massive Dataset course with Apache Hadoop. In that post I took an existing Hadoop job in Java and modified it somewhat (added unit tests and made file paths set by a parameter). This post shows how to use this job on ...

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Calculate PageRanks with Apache Hadoop

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Currently I am following the Coursera training ‘Mining Massive Datasets‘. I have been interested in MapReduce and Apache Hadoop for some time and with this course I hope to get more insight in when and how MapReduce can help to fix some real world business problems (another way to do so I described here). This Coursera course is mainly focussing ...

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Making use of the open sources of WSO2 ESB

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When implementing services using the WSO2 stack (or any other open source Java framework) you will sooner or later run into a situation that the framework behaviour doesn’t do what you expect it should do. Or you just want to verify the way a product works. I lately had several of these experiences and I got around it to setup ...

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Developing with WSO2

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Since a few months I am back working with WSO2 products. In the upcoming posts I describe some of the (small) issues I ran into and how to solve them. The first thing I did when setting up my development environment was downloading the Developer Studio (64-bit version) on my Mac. After unzipping the downloaded zip file you see the ...

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right-pad values with XSLT

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In this post an XSLT function that can be used to right-pad the value of an element with a chosen character to a certain length. No rocket science but this might become handy again so by putting it down here I don’t have to reinvent it later. The function itself looks like:               <xsl:stylesheet ...

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Mule ESB, ActiveMQ and the DLQ

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In this post I will show a simple Mule ESB flow to see the DLQ feature of Active MQ in action. I assume you have a running Apache ActiveMQ instance available (if not you can download a version here). In this example I make use of Mule ESB 3.4.2 and ActiveMQ 5.9.0. We can create a simple Mule project based ...

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Running multiple ActiveMQ instances on one machine

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A few weeks ago I started making use of Apache ActiveMQ again as the JMS provider with my Mule ESB solution. Since it had been a few years that I used ActiveMQ I thought it would be nice to check out some of the (new) features like the failover transport and other clustering features. To be able to test these ...

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Unit testing a Java Hadoop job

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In my previous post I showed how to setup a complete Maven based project to create a Hadoop job in Java. Of course it wasn’t complete because it is missing the unit test part . In this post I show how to add MapReduce unit tests to the project I started previously. For the unit test I make use of ...

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Run your Hadoop MapReduce job on Amazon EMR

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I have posted a while ago how to setup an EMR cluster by using CLI. In this post I will show how to setup the cluster by using the Java SDK for AWS. The best way to show how to do this with the Java AWS SDK is to show the complete example in my opinion, so lets start. Set ...

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Writing a Hadoop MapReduce task in Java

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Although Hadoop Framework itself is created with Java the MapReduce jobs can be written in many different languages. In this post I show how to create a MapReduce job in Java based on a Maven project like any other Java project.                 Prepare the example input Lets start with a fictional business case. ...

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