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Reading guidance

Last Updated: May 07, 2018

The following sections detail recommended readings for first time users, data analysts, project owner/administrators, and developers.

For first time users

  • MaxCompute Summary — Introduces MaxCompute, including its main function modules.

  • Quick Start — Provides a step-by-step guide including how to apply for an account, how to install the client, how to create a table, how to authorize a user, how to export/import data, how to run SQL tasks, how to run UDF, and how to run Mapreduce programs.

  • Basic Introduction — Details key terms and frequently used commands of MaxCompute.

  • Tools — Lists all key tools used in MaxCompute (also, see MaxCompute Client).

For data analysts

  • MaxCompute SQL: Query and analyze massive data that stored on MaxCompute.

For developers

  • MapReduce: Explains the MapReduce programming interface. You can use the Java API, which is provided by MapReduce, to write MapReduce program for processing data in MaxCompute.

  • Graph: Provides a set of frameworks for iterative graph computing.

  • Eclipse Plugin: Facilitates users to use the Java SDK of MapReduce, UDF, and Graph.

  • Tunnel: Facilitates users to use the Tunnel service to upload batch offline data to MaxCompute, or download batch offline data from MaxCompute.

  • SDK:

    • Java SDK: Provides developers with Java interfaces.
    • Python SDK: Provides developers with Python interfaces.

For project owners/administrators

  • Security: Explains how to grant privileges to a user, how to share resource span projects, how to set project protection, and how to grant privilege by policy, and more.

  • Billing: Details the pricing of MaxCompute.

  • Commands that only the project owner can use. For example, the SetProject operation in Others of Common Commands.

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