Home | About | Sematext search-lucene.com search-hadoop.com
 Search Hadoop and all its subprojects:

Switch to Threaded View
Bigtop >> mail # dev >> Bigtop: generating fake data

Copy link to this message
Bigtop: generating fake data
Hi bigtop.  Are we interested in maintaining our own infra for generating fake data , rather than relying on and downloading external data sources for smokes?  Fake data is great for testing I think...  

In bigpetstore I'm generating fake data , written a lot of code to do this in the custom input formats.... but I just found :


Which is a groovy tool for doing the same....

  I wonder wether generating fake data for testing big data should be a first-class part of bigtop ?  Would others use a utility or just me ?

It might be another useful artifact for the community especially for bigpetstore but also for testing a variety of other machine learning related projects....

I think it's bad to rely on external websites for our tests, maybe in time we could move over to our in internally curated/generated data sets , and a data generation tool like the above moves us in that direction.