Build dataflow to get monthly top price of Land Trading in UK

The dataset is downloaded from UK government data web(The total data size is more than 3GB). And, I am using Apache Oozie to run Hive and Sqoop job periodically.

The Hive script “land_price.hql”:

We want Hive job to run on queue “root.default” in YARN (and other jobs in “”), so we set the “” to “root.default”.

Remember to use SUBSTR() in Hive to erase quote charactor “\”” when importing data from raw CSV file.

The “coordinator.xml” for Apache Oozie:

The “workflow.xml” for Apache Oozie:

We run two jobs parallelly here: Hive and TeraSort (TeraSort is not useful in real productive environment, but it could be a good substitute for real private job in my company).

The sqoop once report error “javax.xml.parsers.ParserConfigurationException: Feature ‘’ is not recognized”.
The solution is change file “/usr/lib/hadoop/bin/hadoop” like:

“” for Oozie:

Remember to set “oozie.use.system.libpath=true” therefore Oozie could run Hive and Sqoop job correctly.

The script to create MYSQL table:

After launch the Oozie coordinator, it will finally put consequent data into MYSQL table:


Looks the land price of “WOKINGHAM” in October 2015 is extremely expensive.

Use Oozie to run terasort

The better choice of “Action” for running terasort test case in Oozie is “Java Action” instead of “Mapreduce Action” because terasort need to run

first and then load ‘partitonFile’ by “TotalOrderPartitioner”. It’s not a simple Mapreduce job which need merely a few propertyies.

The directory of this”TerasortApp” which using “Java Action” of Oozie looks just like:

The core of this App is “workflow.xml”:

Note 1. In Cloudera environment, The Web UI will fail in the last step of creating sharelib for Oozie Service. To fix this problem:

Note 2. We can’t use property of ‘’ to change the number of mappers in Terasort because it is actually decided by class ‘TotalOrderPartitioner’. Therefore I use ‘mapreduce.input.fileinputformat.split.minsize’ property to limit the number of mappers.