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Getting Started With Apache NiFi and Hortonworks HDF

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Getting Started With Apache NiFi and Hortonworks HDF

How to start using Apache NiFi with HDF from Hortonworks.

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Installing Apache NiFi / Hortonworks HDF is very easy. You can download the ZIP or GZ and just uncompress and run out of the directory. Or for Mac users, you can just do:

brew install nifi

To start NiFi on a Mac after installing, it's as simple as using the nifi command with 'start'.

➜ ~ nifi
Usage nifi {start|stop|run|restart|status|dump|install}

➜ ~ nifi status
Java home: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_71.jdk/Contents/Home
NiFi home: /usr/local/Cellar/nifi/0.4.1/libexec
Bootstrap Config File: /usr/local/Cellar/nifi/0.4.1/libexec/conf/bootstrap.conf
2016-04-01 14:19:16,705 INFO [main] org.apache.nifi.bootstrap.Command Apache NiFi is currently running, listening to Bootstrap on port 62463, PID=96859

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Once you have NiFi running you can load one of the NiFi Templates from here.

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