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All you need to know to get your HPCC Systems up and running, and keep it running smoothly.


Installing & Running the HPCC Platform

These instructions will guide you through installing and running the HPCC Community Edition on a single node to start and then optionally, expand it to a larger cluster of nodes.

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Using WsSQL

WsSQL is a service that provides an SQL interface into HPCC Systems. This web service accepts a subset of prepared and standard SQL queries. Learn how to use WsSQL to get access to most HPCC Systems and published queries.

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Using Configuration Manager

This document covers configuring an HPCC environment using the Configuration Manager, including Advanced View.

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HPCC Systems Administrator's Guide

These instructions will guide you through installing and running the HPCC Community Edition on a single node to start and then optionally, expand it to a larger cluster of nodes.

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Running HPCC in a Virtual Machine

This outlines the system requirements and steps for installing and running an HPCC system on a single node inside a virtual machine.

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HPCC Preflight and Certification

This document provides steps you can use to certify your HPCC Systems environment. Use this procedure when you create a new HPCC system or after you make any changes or upgrades to the system. This will ensure that your system is functioning properly.

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HPCC Monitoring and Reporting (Technical Preview)

This document describes the technical preview of the graphical monitoring and reporting components in the HPCC Systems platform.

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ROXIE: The Rapid Data Delivery Engine

This guide is an introduction to the Rapid Data Delivery Engine (ROXIE).

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ECL Watch

This document describes ECL Watch, an interface to the HPCC system that allows you to view information and interrogate nodes to confirm all expected processes are running. This provides a simple Web-based view into the system and a means to perform Workunit and data files maintenance.

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Dynamic ESDL

This manual covers Dynamic ESDL (Enterprise Service Description Language) --a methodology that helps you develop and manage web-based query interfaces quickly and consistently.

Dynamic ESDL takes an interface-first development approach. It leverages the ESDL Language to create a common interface “contract” that both ROXIE Query and Web interface developers will adhere to. It is intended to allow developers to create production web services, with clean interfaces that can evolve and grow over time without breaking existing applications.

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ESDL Language Reference

The ESDL Language Reference covers the ESDL (Enterprise Service Description Language) and its syntax. ESDL is a methodology that helps you develop and manage web-based query interfaces quickly and consistently. This goes hand-in-hand with Dynamic ESDL.

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Security Manager Plug-in Framework

The Security Manager Plug-in framework provides a mechanism for the creation and deployment of custom security manager plug-in implementations.

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Configure an HPCC Cluster on AWS

Running an HPCC Systems cluster inside an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud (EC2) allows you to instantiate and run HPCC Systems clusters of different sizes on the fly.

This is useful for:

  • Proof-of-concept
  • Experimentation
  • Learning
  • Leveraging the HPCC Systems platform without incurring cost of hardware and administration
  • Create and use an HPCC Systems cluster immediately without purchasing and installing new hardware

You can create a small cluster for small tasks or larger clusters for larger jobs. This flexibility allows you to match cost and processing power to the job at hand.

Temporary EC2 nodes allow you to "rent" computing capacity without long term commitments. In this manner, you pay as you go instead of incurring large fixed costs at the start. Keep in mind that you should terminate any unneeded instances to avoid paying for computing time you don't need.

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System Requirements

The following system requirements cover what is needed to support the HPCC Systems Platform and ECL IDE included in the Community Edition.

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Red Book and Community Wiki

The HPCC Systems Community Wiki includes information provided by the community covering best practices, tips, sample code and examples. The HPCC Systems Red Book also contains useful information to help users manage the transition between releases.

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