I recently downloaded the Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0.1 , file . I opened the Ambari Sandbox, that's all I can do. How do i use this sandbox, as there is no icons or tabs to do anything else? The tutorials are not helping , also there is no HDFS nor Hive nor MapReduce2 options on the left panel
Are you sure you deployed Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and not Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF)?
HDP will have Hive, MapReduce2 and HDFS (FilesView).
If you can, please share images of what you're seeing.