Northwind tutorial

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The Optique platform is a solution that integrates several modules developed by the different expert groups of each university using the Information Workbench – semantic integration platform – developed by fluid Operations AG, also member of the project.

The Northwind tutorial is a specific setup of the Optique platform, including a set of training tasks related to the domain of products and sales. It also comes with a training database and corresponding ontologies and mappings, which together enables users to get hands-on experience without the need to cope with a tedious setup, technical barriers or security restrictions.

At the moment there are three ways to access the tutorial. Method 1 is by far the easiest, but it does not give access to the full tutorial. All three methods are described below.

Method 1: Visit the public demo (limited access)

This method only gives access to the tutorial text and the Visual Query Interface.

  1. Visit the public demo.
  2. Log in with username: “demo” and password: “demo”.

Register and log into fluidOps AppCenter (required for method 2 and 3)

  1. Go to the fluidOps AppCenter signup/login page.
  2. Sign up for an account.
  3. Wait for the confirmation e-mail. This may take up to 24 hours.
  4. Log into the AppCenter and continue with method 1 or method 2.

Method 2: Running the tutorial on a PaaS instance (full access)

  1. Please contact appcenter@fluidops.com asking for access to the Northwind tutorial as a PaaS instance.

Method 3: Download and run Northwind tutorial locally (full access)

  1. Go to fluidOps AppCenter instances.
  2. Download Information Workbench v6.1.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file.
  4. Go to the fluidOps App Center apps.
  5. Click on Big Data Training.
  6. Click Download App to download the Northwind zip file.
  7. Move the Northwind zip file into the folder apps.
  8. Run Information workbench by following OS specific instructions from the Information workbench Readme file.
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