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Data Engineering with Python

By : Paul Crickard
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Data Engineering with Python

By: Paul Crickard

Overview of this book

Data engineering provides the foundation for data science and analytics, and forms an important part of all businesses. This book will help you to explore various tools and methods that are used for understanding the data engineering process using Python. The book will show you how to tackle challenges commonly faced in different aspects of data engineering. You’ll start with an introduction to the basics of data engineering, along with the technologies and frameworks required to build data pipelines to work with large datasets. You’ll learn how to transform and clean data and perform analytics to get the most out of your data. As you advance, you'll discover how to work with big data of varying complexity and production databases, and build data pipelines. Using real-world examples, you’ll build architectures on which you’ll learn how to deploy data pipelines. By the end of this Python book, you’ll have gained a clear understanding of data modeling techniques, and will be able to confidently build data engineering pipelines for tracking data, running quality checks, and making necessary changes in production.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Building Data Pipelines – Extract Transform, and Load
Section 2:Deploying Data Pipelines in Production
Section 3:Beyond Batch – Building Real-Time Data Pipelines

Installing and configuring the NiFi Registry

When you hear about version control, you are probably used to hearing about Git. Later in this chapter, we will use Git, but Apache NiFi has a sub-project that can handle all of our version control needs—the NiFi Registry:

Figure 8.1 – The NiFi Registry home page

Let's now install the Registry.

Installing the NiFi Registry

To install the NiFi Registry, go to the website at and scroll to Releases. The following screenshot shows the available releases:

Figure 8.2 – The NiFi Registry

You will see a source release and two binaries for the current version, which, at the time of writing, is 0.6.0. On Windows, you can download the zip version, but since I am on Linux, I will download the nifi-registry-0.6.0-bin.tar.gz file.

Once the file is downloaded, move it to your home directory, extract the contents, then delete the archive...