DENG-159: Introducing Cloudera Operational Database



Course Length
90 mins

OnDemand Moderation



About This Course

The Cloudera Operational Database Fundamentals course provides an overview of what an operational database (OpDb) is, the motivation and use cases behind using an OpDb in the enterprise, and how an OpDb fits within the data lifecycle. The course describes the operational database capabilities available in the various form factors, including CDP Private Cloud and CDP Public Cloud, and how to work with an OpDb from the shell, a SQL client, and programmatically in code.

Course Length

This module includes 1.5 hours of video content. There are no hands-on exercises.

Audience and Prerequisites

This course is designed for managers, administrators, and developers.

We highly recommend that participants be familiar with CDH, HDP, CDP Private Cloud, or CDP Public Cloud to be able to set up an operational database. The CDP Public Cloud Administration and CDP Private Cloud Fundamentals trainings are good starting points to prepare for this training. 

Additionally, knowledge of Python is required for using Thrift and knowledge of Java for working with the HBase API. Basic Linux knowledge is required which includes the ability to SSH into a node and starting up a CLI.

Knowledge of Apache HBase and Apache Phoenix is not required.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and recognize scenarios suitable for using an operational database
  • Explain what an operational database is, with a focus on HBase and Phoenix
  • Outline the different components of an operational database
  • Describe the different available offerings of operational databases from Cloudera, including: CDP Public Cloud, CDP Private Cloud, CDH, and HDP
  • Create an operational database “manually” in CDP Private Cloud
  • Describe how to perform CRUD operations in at least two different ways in an operational database
  • Create and scale an operational database in a Cloudera platform using Cloudera Operational Database


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Cloudera OnDemand and ILT Certificate (Centered, Updated)

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