Getting Started With Mortar
Mortar is the fastest and easiest way to work with Pig and Python on Hadoop.
Mortar's platform is for everything from joining and cleansing large data sets to machine learning and building recommender systems.
Mortar makes it easy for developers and data scientists to do powerful work with Hadoop. The main advantages of Mortar are:
- Zero Setup Time: Mortar takes only minutes to set up (or no time at all on the web), and you can start running Pig jobs immediately. No need for painful installation or configuration.
- Powerful Tooling: Mortar provides a rich suite of tools to aid in Pig development, including the ability to Illustrate a script
before running it, and an extremely fast and free local development mode.
- Elastic Clusters: We spin up Hadoop clusters as you need them, so you don't have to predict your needs in advance, and you don't pay for machines you don't use.
- Solid Support: Whether the issue is in your script or in Hadoop, we'll help you figure out a solution.
Step 1: Web Projects
To get familiar with Mortar, start with our Web Project Tutorial. These tutorials will walk you
through the basics of using Pig and Mortar on the web, without needing to install anything on your local computer.
NOTE: Mortar is supported on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and IE (with Google Chrome Frame installed).
Step 2: Mortar Projects
Once you are comfortable on the web, check out the Mortar Project Tutorial to see how to get the
most out of using Mortar. Mortar Projects allow you to develop rapidly on your local machine, and then run on Hadoop in the cloud with a single
Whenever you have a question about Mortar, Pig, Hadoop, or where to get the best Cambodian sandwiches in New York, visit our Q&A Forum.
There you can pose specific questions and see answers to the questions other people have asked.