The Oracle Big Data Connectors User's Guide describes how to install and use Oracle Big Data Connectors:

  • Oracle Loader for Hadoop

  • Oracle SQL Connector for Hadoop Distributed File System

  • Oracle XQuery for Hadoop

  • Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop

  • Oracle R Advanced Analytics for Hadoop


This document is intended for users of Oracle Big Data Connectors, including the following:

  • Application developers

  • Java programmers

  • XQuery programmers

  • System administrators

  • Database administrators

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Syntax Conventions

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