MapR Sandbox for Hadoop

The MapR Sandbox for Hadoop is a fully-functional single-node cluster that gently introduces business analysts, current and aspiring Hadoop developers, and administrators (database, system, and Hadoop) to the big data capabilities of Hadoop and its ecosystem.

Use the sandbox to experiment with Hadoop technologies using the MapR Control System (MCS) and Hue.

Hadoop administrators can launch the MCS and use tutorials to configure, monitor, and manage a cluster.

Hadoop developers or analysts who need to gain an understanding of Hadoop and MapR can:

  • Launch the Hue interface.
  • Use the tutorials to perform tasks with the provided Hue applications.
  • Explore solutions to use cases.
  • Run jobs on data in the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop.
To use the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop:


Before you install the MapR Sandbox for Hadoop, verify that the host system meets the following prerequisites:
  • A supported virtual machine player is installed. The MapR Sandbox for Hadoop runs on the following virtual machine players installed on Windows, Mac, or Linux PCs:
    • VMware Workstation Player (version 12)
    • VMware Fusion (version 8)
    • VirtualBox (version 5.1.22 and later)
    • Note: Use of the virtual machine players is subject to the end-user license terms for each player. By downloading and using the virtual machine players, you agree to the terms and conditions.
  • At least 20 GB free hard disk space, at least 4 physical cores, and 8 GB of RAM is available. Performance increases with more RAM and free hard disk space.
  • Uses one of the following 64-bit x86 architectures:
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster AMD CPU with segment-limit support in long mode
    • A 1.3 GHz or faster Intel CPU with VT-x support
  • If you have an Intel CPU with VT-x support, verify that VT-x support is enabled in the host system BIOS. The BIOS settings that must be enabled for VT-x support vary depending on the system vendor. To determine if VT-x support is enabled, see the VMware knowledge base article at