Rethink your Big Data with SAP Lumira and RethinkDB

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    Big data has been the Buzz all around; more applications are being built on top of Big data platform and the whole paradigm shift takes a move towards NoSQL Databases from traditional RDBMS. When these databases start to hold transactional and historical data, there is a need for reporting. SAP Lumira comes as a handy tool as it focuses on Big data and is continuously improving capabilities in handling them.

     

    SAP Lumira 1.27 brought in better integration with Big data like Hadoop. You can refer to my blogs on how to connect your SAP Lumira to MongoDB here: http://scn.sap.com/community/lumira/blog/2014/06/17/connecting-sap-lumira-with-mongodb--part-1 and http://scn.sap.com/community/lumira/blog/2014/06/17/connecting-sap-lumira-with-mongodb--part-2. In this blog, we will describe how to connect SAP Lumira to another growing NoSQL database called RethinkDB using Custom Data Access Extension.

     

    RethinkDB :

    RethinkDB is fairly new and improving, with features like Real time notification, easy to setup clusters and improved ReQL language. The ability to pull JSON data directly from web makes RethinkDB an ideal choice for next generation web applications.

    As a step to demonstrate the Custom Data Access Extension, we will import example data “Election Analysis” from their website. The JSON data is imported into RethinkDB into the test database (you can refer the tutorial http://www.rethinkdb.com/docs/tutorials/elections/ to do the same). The Custom Data Access extension that I had built to connect to RethinkDB is installed in SAP Lumira now. Find more about how to configure your SAP Lumira for Data Access Extension and how to build one at Lumira - Open Source Data Access Extensions

     

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