External task step allows you to call standard and custom 3rd party processes from within Intellicus Query Object. Some may be in-proc and some tasks may be sent to remote execution by appropriate bridge components.
There are few pre-configured external tasks. More external task types can be configured.
Pre-configured external task types:
|Custom MapReduce Job for Hadoop||If you have custom-written scripts, you can use this option to execute such jobs|
|Pig Job||Jobs created using Pig scripts can be executed using this option|
|Custom Row Processor||You can create your own logic to transform your data using JAR files and provide it here|
|Hive Job||Hive jobs can be executed, and results retrieved for analysis|