Ubuntu EE CPU Installation With Tarball
|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 process.
|Important||The order of these instructions is significant. To avoid problems, install each component in the order presented.|
- 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.
Prepare your Ubuntu machine by updating your system, creating the OmniSci user, and enabling a firewall.
Update and Reboot
- Update the entire system:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
- Install a “headless” Java Runtime Environment:
sudo apt install default-jre-headless
- Verify that the
apt-transport-httpsutility is installed:
sudo apt install apt-transport-https
- Reboot to activate the latest kernel:
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
sudo useradd -U -m omnisci
Enable the 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.|
These instructions follow conventions of the OmniSci Engineering team. By creating an omnisci-installs directory and using a symbolic link that points to the current version, you can conveniently roll back to a previous version in the unlikely event that you would want to do so.
Create the omnisci-installs Directory
Use the following command to create the /opt/omnisci-installs directory.
sudo mkdir /opt/omnisci-installs
Download the OmniSci Archive File
You can download the OmniSci archive file using
To download the OmniSci archive file with
curl, use the
sudo curl https://releases.omnisci.com/ee/tar/omnisci-ee-latest-Linux-x86_64-cpu.tar.gz --output /opt/omnisci-installs/omnisci.tar.gz
To download the OmniSci TAR file with
wget, use the following
sudo wget https://releases.omnisci.com/ee/tar/omnisci-ee-latest-Linux-x86_64-cpu.tar.gz -O /opt/omnisci-installs/omnisci.tar.gz
Expand the Archive File
You install the OmniSci application itself by expanding the TAR file.
- Go to the /opt/omnisci-installs directory.
- Expand the OmniSci archive file with the following command:
sudo tar -xvf omnisci.tar.gz
- The expanded directory name is long and complex, with information about the version
and build date. For example, the OmniSci 4.8.1 directory name is the following:
omnisci-ee-4.8.1-20190827-0f29e432f1-Linux-x86_64-cpuGo to the /opt directory and create a symlink to omnisci, using the name of the expanded directory for the current release. For example, for OmniSci 4.8.1, you use the following commands:
cd /opt sudo ln -s /opt/omnisci-installs/omnisci-ee-4.8.1-20190827-0f29e432f1-Linux-x86_64-cpu omnisci
These are the steps to prepare your OmniSci environment.
Set Environment Variables
For convenience, you can update .bashrc with the required environment variables.
- Open a terminal window.
cd ~/to go to your home directory.
.bashrcin a text editor. For example,
- Edit the
.bashrcfile. 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
- Save the
.bashrcfile. For example, in vi,
- 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.
cd $OMNISCI_PATH/systemd ./install_omnisci_systemd.sh
You are prompted for two paths during install: OMNISCI_PATH and OMNISCI_STORAGE. OMNISCI_PATH must be the same as the location of the symbolic link you created in step 5 of the installation process and the environment variable you just created. In a standard installation, that path is
/opt/omnisci. OMNISCI_STORAGE defaults to
The script creates a data
directory in $OMNISCI_STORAGE with the directories
directories are created when you insert data the first time. If you are an OmniSci administrator, the
directory is of particular interest.
Start and use OmniSciDB and Immerse.
sudo systemctl start omnisci_server sudo systemctl start omnisci_web_server
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.
- 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.
- Connect to Immerse using a web browser connected to your host machine on
port 6273. For example,
- When prompted, paste your license key in the text box and click Apply.
- Click Connect to start using OmniSci.
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.
- To install sample data, run the following
cd $OMNISCI_PATH sudo ./insert_sample_data
- 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
- Connect to OmniSciDB by entering the following command in a terminal on the host machine (default password is HyperInteractive):
$OMNISCI_PATH/bin/omnisql password: ••••••••••••••••
- 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
- Click New Dashboard.
- Click Add Chart.
- Click Add Data Source.
- Choose the flights_2008_10k or flights_2008_7M table as the data source, depending on the dataset you selected for ingest.
- Click +Add Dimension.
- Choose origin_city.
- Click +Add Dimension.
- Choose dest_city.
- Click +Add Measure.
- Choose airtime.
- Click the arrow to the left of the origin_city label to sort by origin_city.
- Choose Bar chart.