HW ADM-301 - HDF NiFi Flow Management

This course is designed for Data Stewards or Data Flow Managers who are looking forward to automate the flow of data between systems. Topics Include Introduction to NiFi, Installing and Configuring NiFi, Detail explanation of NiFi User Interface, Explanation of its components and Elements associated with each. How to Build a dataflow, NiFi Expression Language, Understanding NiFi Clustering, Data Provenance, Security around NiFi, Monitoring Tools and HDF best practices.

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Students should be familiar with programming principles and have previous experience in software development. Experience with Linux and a basic understanding of Dataflow tools would be helpful. No prior Hadoop/NiFi experience required, but is very helpful.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Day 1 Objectives

Introduction to Enterprise Data Flow
What’s new in HDF 3.0
HDF 3.0 Architecture and Features
HDF System Requirements
Install and Configure HDF [NiFi]
Describe NiFi User Interface in detail
Describe NiFi UI Summary and History section
Describe Anatomy of a Processor
Describe Anatomy of a Connection
Describe Controller Services and Reporting Tasks
Learn How to Build a NiFi Data Flow
Command and Control of a NiFi Data Flow
Describe Anatomy of a Process Group

Day 2 Objectives

Anatomy of a Remote Processor Group
Remote Processor Group Transmission
NiFi Site-to-Site Communication
Describe the Function and Purpose of the NiFi Expression Language
Structure of a NiFi Expression
How to Use Expression Language Functions
Using Expression Language Editor
Using If/Then/Else in NiFi Expression Language
Using Attributes and Properties
Create, Manage and Instantiate a NiFi Templates
How to optimize an HDF Data Flow
Define Data Provenance and Data Provenance Events
Describe NiFi Cluster and State Management
Describe Cluster Setup and Management via NiFi UI
Explain the Mechanisms Available for NiFi Monitoring

Day 3 Objectives

Describe How HDF Complements the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDF)
Describe how Big Data Ingestion is possible with HDF
Describe HDF Configuration Best Practices
Describe the Process of Securing HDF with 2-Way-SSL
Describe LDAP User Authentication with NiFi
Describe Kerberos Authentication with NiFi
Describe HDF Multi-tenancy
Describe how File Based Authorizer in NiFi works
Describe how Ranger Based Authorizer in NiFi works
Describe the Architecture of Authorization Via the Ranger-NiFi Plug-in
List the Installation Prerequisites, configure and Install Ranger
Describe how to create Ranger policies for NiFi