Apache Bigtop 0.5.0 Has Been Released

Categories: Bigtop

The following post was originally published via apache.org. We bring it to you here in a slightly modified form.

We hope you all had a wonderful and restful holiday season and wish you all the very best for 2013! We are pleased to announce the release of Apache Bigtop 0.5.0! 

Apache Bigtop, as many of you might already know, is a project for the development of packaging and tests for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem. You can learn more about it by reading one of our earlier blog posts on Apache Blogs.

Bigtop 0.5.0 is our first release as an Apache top level project (TLP). It is based on Hadoop 2.0.2-alpha with a larger selection of fully integrated Hadoop ecosystem components (Solr, Crunch, etc.). We are pleased to offer the following as a part of our Bigtop 0.5.0 distribution:

  • Apache Zookeeper 3.4.5
  • Apache Flume 1.3.0
  • Apache HBase 0.94.2
  • Apache Pig 0.10.0
  • Apache Hive 0.9.0
  • Apache Sqoop 1.4.2
  • Apache Oozie 3.3.0
  • Apache Whirr 0.8.1
  • Apache Mahout 0.7
  • Apache Solr (SolrCloud) 4.0.0
  • Apache Crunch (incubating) 0.4.0
  • LinkedIn DataFu 0.0.4
  • Cloudera Hue 2.1.0

The list of supported Linux platforms has expanded to include:

  • CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6
  • Fedora 16 and 17
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • OpenSUSE 12.2
  • Ubuntu LTS Lucid (10.04) and Precise (12.04)
  • Ubuntu Quantal (12.10)

There are a lot of newly introduced features in this release: SolrCloud, a brand new Hue UI and the latest and greatest Flume, to name a few. We would like to invite everybody to give the Bigtop 0.5.0 binary distribution a try. All you have to do is to pick your favorite Linux distribution, follow our wiki instructions and you will have your first pseudo-distributed cluster computing Pi in no time.

If you’re thinking about deploying Bigtop to a fully-distributed cluster you might find our Puppet code to be useful — after all we use it all the time ourselves to test Bigtop. There is brief documentation on how to run our Puppet recipes in a master-less puppet configuration, but a typical Puppet master setup should work as well. Bigtop plays an important role in CDH which leverages all its packaging code from Bigtop. Cloudera takes pride in leveraging open source packaging code and contributing the same back to the community.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to check us out at Apache and consider getting involved. Bigtop is a community-driven effort and we need your help. Of course, above all we need you to use Bigtop and give us your the feedback.

Happy Big Data discoveries,

Your faithful and tireless Bigtop development team!