Oracle Big Data Appliance

Version 2.5

Please note: This appliance is for testing and educational purposes only; it is unsupported and not to be used in production.

For the latest Oracle Big Data Lite version, click here.


Oracle Big Data Lite Virtual Machine provides an integrated environment to help you get started with the Oracle Big Data platform. Many Oracle Big Data platform components have been installed and configured - allowing you to begin using the system right away. The following components are included on Oracle Big Data Lite:

  • Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.4
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 Enterprise Edition (
  • Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH4.6)
  • Cloudera Manager 4.8.2
  • Cloudera Enterprise Technology, including:
    • Cloudera RTQ (Impala 1.2.3)
    • Cloudera RTS (Search 1.2)
  • Oracle Big Data Connectors 2.5
    • Oracle SQL Connector for HDFS 2.3.0
    • Oracle Loader for Hadoop 2.3.1
    • Oracle Data Integrator 11g
    • Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop 2.3.1
    • Oracle XQuery for Hadoop 2.4.0
  • Oracle NoSQL Database Enterprise Edition 12cR1 (2.1.54)
  • Oracle JDeveloper 11g
  • Oracle SQL Developer 4.0
  • Oracle Data Integrator 12cR1
  • Oracle R Distribution 3.0.1

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 Deployment Guide Start Here!
Deployment Guide provides step-by-step instructions for download and deployment.

Technical Requirements
  • Dedicate 2 cores, 5 GB memory and 30GB disk space to the virtual machine
  • Install will require ~40GB disk space including temporary files
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To get started:

  • Download and install Oracle VM VirtualBox and 7-zip
  • Download each of the 7-zip files
  • Run the 7-zip extractor on the BigDataLite-2.5.001 file only. This will create the BigDataLite-2.5.ova VirtualBox appliance file
  • In VirtualBox, import BigDataLite-2.5.ova
  • Start BigDataLite-2.5
  • Log in as oracle/welcome1

See the Deployment Guide for details.

For the latest Oracle Big Data Lite version, click here.

Previous versions:

Getting Started

You can load your own data into the VM or use the Oracle MoviePlex demo data that's provided. Oracle has created videos, sample code and hands-on labs based on Oracle MoviePlex that will help you learn how to develop big data applications using Oracle's big data platform. All of the collateral used to develop this application is included in the VM.

Oracle MoviePlex

Oracle MoviePlex is a fictitious on-line movie streaming company. Customers log into Oracle MoviePlex where they are presented with a targeted list of movies based on their past viewing behavior. Because of this personalized experience and reliable and fast performance, customers spend a lot of money with the company and it has become extremely profitable :).

How do you harness big data to create a personalized experience for customers? Check out the videos listed below that highlight how Oracle MoviePlex tackled this challenge using Oracle's big data solution:

Hands-on Labs

There are several hands-on-labs available to help you get started with the platform:

Training Collateral Description
Oracle Big Data Learning Library Numerous hands on labs and videos for capabilities that span the Oracle Big Data platform.
Introduction to Oracle NoSQL Database Use Oracle NoSQL Database in the context of the Oracle MoviePlex application. Create schemas, load data and then utilize that data in the online movie application.
Oracle NoSQL Database - Installation/cluster topology deployment (pdf | scripts) Learn how simple and intuitive it is to deploy a highly available (production ready) Oracle NoSQL Database cluster.
Access Data in Oracle NoSQL Database from Oracle Database Access data in Oracle NoSQL Database from Oracle Database 12c using external tables.
Data Manipulation with Hive and Pig (pdf  | script) Quick introduction to HDFS, Pig and Hive.
Integrate Hadoop Data with Oracle Database using Oracle Big Data Connectors Use Oracle Loader for Hadoop to efficiently load data into the Oracle Database using MapReduce jobs. Access data in HDFS directly from the Oracle Database using Oracle SQL Connector for Hadoop.
Using SQL Pattern Matching This series features both OBEs and recorded webcasts. Learn how to use SQL for Pattern Matching. Row pattern matching in native SQL improves application and development productivity and query efficiency for row-sequence analysis.
Oracle Data Mining 12c Tutorial Series The OBE's in this series provide you with instructions on how to perform data mining with Oracle Database 12c, by using Oracle Data Miner 4.0. Oracle Data Miner 4.0 is included as an extension of Oracle SQL Developer, version 4.0.
Oracle R Enterprise v 1.4 - Tutorial Series

Oracle R Enterprise (ORE), a component of the Oracle Advanced Analytics Option, makes the open source R statistical programming language and environment ready for the enterprise and big data.

This series teaches you how to use Oracle R Enterprise, version 1.4.


Web Sites / White Papers / EBook / Blogs

Listed below are some resources to help you learn more about the Oracle big data platform: