Since joining sqrrl, I’ve been introducing many people to Apache Accumulo. While everyone is eager to take advantage of Accumulo’s unique technical strengths, inevitably their first question is “How do I get started?” Even though all of the steps are documented, it can be intimidating — especially if you haven’t even used Hadoop before.
So, I assembled this guide to getting Accumulo running quickly on a single machine. Most of these steps are documented in the Hadoop Single Node Setup Guide, the ZooKeeper Getting Started Guide, and the README installed with Accumulo. Take a look at these three documents if you would like to learn more about the steps below.