Ubuntu EE CPU Installation With Apt

Note MapD has been rebranded to OmniSci.

This is an end-to-end recipe for installing OmniSci Enterprise Edition on an Ubuntu machine running without GPUs. This install has all of the functionality of OmniSci, except for backend rendering (Pointmap, Scatterplot, and other charts might not be available.)

Here is a quick video overview of the installation steps.

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The installation phases are:
Important The order of these instructions is significant. To avoid problems, install each component in the order presented.

Assumptions

These instructions assume the following:
  • You are installing on a “clean” Ubuntu host machine with only the operating system installed.
  • Your OmniSci host only runs the daemons and services required to support OmniSci.
  • Your OmniSci host is connected to the Internet.

Preparation

Prepare your Ubuntu machine by updating your system, creating the OmniSci user (named omnisci), and enabling a firewall.

Update and Reboot

  1. Update the entire system.
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt upgrade
  2. Install a "headless" Java runtime environment.
    sudo apt install default-jre-headless
  3. Verify that the apt-transport-https utility is installed.
    sudo apt install apt-transport-https
    
  4. Reboot to activate the latest kernel.
    sudo reboot
    

Create the OmniSci User

Create a group called omnisci and a user named omnisci, who will be the owner of the OmniSci database. You can create the group, user, and home directory using the useradd command with the -U and -m switches.

sudo useradd -U -m omnisci

Firewall

To use Immerse, you must prepare your host machine to accept HTTP connections. You can configure your firewall for external access.

sudo ufw disable
sudo ufw allow 6273/tcp
sudo ufw allow ssh
sudo ufw enable

For more information, see https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/firewall.html.

Note Most cloud providers provide a different mechanism for handling firewall configuration. The commands above might not run in cloud deployments.

Installation

If necessary, install the curl command.

sudo apt install curl

To install OmniSci:

  1. Download and add a GPG key to apt.
    sudo curl https://releases.omnisci.com/GPG-KEY-omnisci | sudo apt-key add -
  2. Download the OmniSci list file:
    echo "deb https://releases.omnisci.com/ee/apt/ stable cpu" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/omnisci.list
  3. Use update to locate the new installation options, then install OmniSci.

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install omnisci

Configuration

These are the steps to prepare your OmniSci environment.

Set Environment Variables

For convenience, you can update .bashrc with the required environment variables.

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Enter cd ~/ to go to your home directory.
  3. Open .bashrc in a text editor. For example, vi .bashrc.
  4. Edit the .bashrc file. Add the following export commands under “User specific aliases and functions.”

    # User specific aliases and functions
    export OMNISCI_USER=omnisci
    export OMNISCI_GROUP=omnisci
    export OMNISCI_STORAGE=/var/lib/omnisci
    export OMNISCI_PATH=/opt/omnisci
    export OMNISCI_LOG=/var/lib/omnisci/data/mapd_log
  5. Save the .bashrc file. For example, in vi, [esc]:x!
  6. Open a new terminal window to use your changes.

The $OMNISCI_STORAGE directory must be dedicated to OmniSci: do not set it to a directory shared by other packages.

Initialization

Run the systemd installer.

cd $OMNISCI_PATH/systemd
./install_omnisci_systemd.sh

Accept the values provided (based on your environment variables) or make changes as needed. The script creates a data directory in $OMNISCI_STORAGE with the directories mapd_catalogs, mapd_data, and mapd_export. mapd_import and mapd_log directories are created when you insert data the first time. If you are an OmniSci administrator, the mapd_log directory is of particular interest.

Activation

Start and use OmniSciDB and Immerse.

  1. Start OmniSciDB

    sudo systemctl start omnisci_server
    sudo systemctl start omnisci_web_server
  2. Enable OmniSciDB to start automatically when the system reboots.

    sudo systemctl enable omnisci_server
    sudo systemctl enable omnisci_web_server

Enter Your License Key

Validate your OmniSci instance with your license key.

  1. Copy your license key from the registration email message.
    If you have not received your license key, contact your Sales Representative or register for your 30-day trial here.
  2. Connect to Immerse using a web browser connected to your host machine on port 6273. For example, http://omnisci.mycompany.com:6273.
  3. When prompted, paste your license key in the text box and click Apply.
  4. Click Connect to start using OmniSci.

Checkpoint

To verify that all systems are go, load some sample data, perform an omnisql query, and generate a Bar chart using Immerse.

OmniSci ships with two sample datasets of airline flight information collected in 2008, and a census of New York City trees from 2015.

  1. To install sample data, run the following command.
    cd $OMNISCI_PATH
    sudo ./insert_sample_data
  2. When prompted, enter 2 to insert the 10 thousand row flights dataset.
    Enter dataset number to download, or 'q' to quit:
    #     Dataset           Rows    Table Name          File Name
    1)    Flights (2008)    7M      flights_2008_7M     flights_2008_7M.tar.gz
    2)    Flights (2008)    10k     flights_2008_10k    flights_2008_10k.tar.gz
    3)    NYC Tree Census (2015)    683k    nyc_trees_2015_683k    nyc_trees_2015_683k.tar.gz
  3. Connect to OmniSciDB by entering the following command in a terminal on the host machine (default password is HyperInteractive):
    $OMNISCI_PATH/bin/omnisql
    password: ••••••••••••••••
  4. Enter a SQL query such as the following:
    omnisql> SELECT origin_city AS "Origin", dest_city AS "Destination", AVG(airtime) AS
    "Average Airtime" FROM flights_2008_10k WHERE distance < 175 GROUP BY origin_city,
    dest_city;

    The results should be similar to the results below.

    Origin|Destination|Average Airtime
    Austin|Houston|33.055556
    Norfolk|Baltimore|36.071429
    Ft. Myers|Orlando|28.666667
    Orlando|Ft. Myers|32.583333
    Houston|Austin|29.611111
    Baltimore|Norfolk|31.714286

Connect to Immerse using a web browser connected to your host machine on port 6273. For example, http://omnisci.mycompany.com:6273.

Create a new dashboard and a Bar chart.

  1. Click New Dashboard.
  2. Click Add Chart. Table is the default chart type.
  3. Click Select Data Source.
  4. Choose the flights_2008_10k table as the datasource.
  5. Click +Add Dimension.
  6. Choose origin_city.
  7. Click +Add Dimension.
  8. Choose dest_city.
  9. Click +Add Measure.
  10. Choose airtime.
  11. Click the arrow to the left of the origin_city label to sort by origin_city.
  12. Choose Bar chart.

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