DataStax Enterprise 4.5

Portfolio Manager demo using DSE Hadoop

A tutorial for the Hadoop component that is integrated into DataStax Enterprise to create and manage a portfolio of stocks.

The use case is a financial application where users can actively create and manage a portfolio of stocks. On the Cassandra OLTP (online transaction processing) side, each portfolio contains a list of stocks, the number of shares purchased, and the purchase price. The demo's pricer utility simulates real-time stock data where each portfolio updates based on its overall value and the percentage of gain or loss compared to the purchase price. This utility also generates 100 days of historical market data (the end-of-day price) for each stock. On the DSE OLAP (online analytical processing) side, a Hive MapReduce job calculates the greatest historical 10 day loss period for each portfolio, which is an indicator of the risk associated with a portfolio. This information is then fed back into the real-time application to allow customers to better gauge their potential losses.


To run the demo:

  1. Install a single Demo node using the DataStax Installer in GUI or Text mode with the following settings:
    • Install Options page - Default Interface: (You must use this IP for the demo.)
    • Node Setup page - Node Type: Analytics
    • Analytic Node Setup page - Analytics Type: Spark + Integrated Hadoop
  2. Start DataStax Enterprise if you haven't already:
    • Installer-Services and Package installations:
      $ sudo service dse start
    • Installer-No Services and Tarball installations:
      install_location/bin/dse cassandra -k -t ## Starts node in Spark and Hadoop mode
      install_location/bin/dse cassandra -t ## Starts node in Hadoop mode

      The default install_location is /usr/share/dse.

  3. Go to the Portfolio Manager demo directory:
    • Installer-Services and Package installations:
      $ cd /usr/share/demos/portfolio_manager ## Default installation location
    • Installer-No Services and Tarball installations:
      $ cd install_location/demos/portfolio_manager
  4. Run the bin/pricer utility to generate stock data for the application:
    • To see all of the available options for this utility:
      $ bin/pricer --help
    • Start the pricer utility:
      $ bin/pricer -o INSERT_PRICES 
      $ bin/pricer -o UPDATE_PORTFOLIOS 
      $ bin/pricer -o INSERT_HISTORICAL_PRICES -n 100
    Note: If this warning appears:
    WARN util.CassandraProxyClient: No other cassandra nodes in this ring to connect to
    reduce the number of concurrent threads (-t). The default is 50.
    $ bin/pricer -o INSERT_PRICES -t 1
    $ bin/pricer -o UPDATE_PORTFOLIOS -t 1
    $ bin/pricer -o INSERT_HISTORICAL_PRICES -n 100 -t 1
    The pricer utility takes several minutes to run.
  5. Start the web service:
    $ cd website
    $ sudo ./start
  6. Open a browser and go to http://localhost:8983/portfolio.

    The real-time Portfolio Manager demo application is displayed.

  7. Open another terminal.
  8. Start Hive and run the MapReduce job for the demo in Hive.
    • Installer-Services: $ dse hive -f /usr/share/dse/demos/portfolio_manager/10_day_loss.q
    • Package installations: $ dse hive -f /usr/share/dse-demos/portfolio_manager/10_day_loss.q
    • Installer-No Services and Tarball installations: $ install_location/bin/dse hive -f install_location/demos/portfolio_manager/10_day_loss.q

    The MapReduce job takes several minutes to run.

  9. To watch the progress in the job tracker, open the following URL in a browser.


  10. After the job completes, refresh the Portfolio Manager web page.

    The results of the Largest Historical 10 day Loss for each portfolio are displayed.

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