Using ROracle with Oracle Instant Client 12c

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The other day, while setting up the new Oracle R Enterprise (ORE) 1.5 client packages in a Linux server, we installed the Oracle DB Instant Client v. 12.1, as advised in the relevant documentation. Problem was, ORE failed to load, in fact due to ROracle failure: Truth is, the file libclntsh.so.11.1 did not exist, but this was expected, simply due …

Querying Big Data SQL tables with Oracle R Enterprise

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I was wondering recently if I could use Oracle R Enterprise (ORE) to query Big Data SQL tables (i.e. Oracle Database external tables based on HDFS or Hive data), since I have never seen such a combination mentioned in the relevant Oracle documentation and white papers. I am happy to announce that the answer is an unconditional yes. In this …

Caution when installing Oracle R Distribution in Oracle Linux using Yum

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Last week we tried to install Oracle R Distribution (ORD) in Oracle Linux 7.1 using Yum, which is the installation method recommended by Oracle. After following closely the instructions provided in the documentation, instead of the Oracle R Distribution 3.2.0, we found ourselves with the latest (3.2.3) version of GNU R installed. What had happened is that in our /etc/yum.repos.d, …

Oracle R Enterprise 1.4: ore.make.names does not work for Oracle DB connections

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I have reported in the past about some unexpected behavior issues of Oracle R Enterprise 1.4 ore.make.names function; nevertheless, back then I had only tried it with Hive connections. I tried to use it today with an Oracle database connection, and it doesn’t seem to work. Here is a reproducible example in Oracle Big Data Lite VM 4.2.1, using the …

Manipulating Hive tables with Oracle R connectors for Hadoop

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In this post, we’ll have a look at how easy it is to manipulate Hive tables using Oracle R connectors for Hadoop (ORCH, presently known as Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop – ORAAH). We will use the weblog data from Athens Datathon 2015, which we have already loaded in a Hive table named weblogs, as described in more detail …

Undocumented behavior of ore.make.names() function in Oracle R Enterprise

Christos - Iraklis Tsatsoulis Oracle R 2 Comments

While working with some data in Hive recently using the Oracle R Connectors for Hadoop (ORCH), I tried to use the ore.make.names function (of package OREbase ). The function creates valid column names for ore.frame objects. Here is a reproducible example, copied straight from the function documentation: Experimenting a little, I discovered that ore.make.names becomes functional after executing ore.connect. Indeed, …

Oracle R Enterprise issues in Oracle Big Data Lite VM 4.1.0

Christos - Iraklis Tsatsoulis Oracle R 4 Comments

In the previous post, we examined some configuration issues with Cloudera Manager and Hadoop services in the latest release of Oracle Big Data Lite VM (4.1.0). In this post we report issues with Oracle R Enterprise, and the remedies we applied. It turns out that if we load the ORE package in R, we subsequently cannot use the help system …