This Month in the Ecosystem (July 2014)

Welcome to our 11th edition of “This Month in the Ecosystem,” a digest of highlights from July 2014 (never intended to be comprehensive; for that, see the excellent¬†Hadoop Weekly).

  • An early release of the new O’Reilly Media book, Hadoop Application Architectures, became available. This one is sure to become standard bookshelf material. (Look for signed copies at Strata + Hadoop World!)
  • Continuuity introduced Tephra, an open source transaction engine for Apache HBase. According to Continuuity, Tephra “utilizes the key features of HBase to make transactional capabilities available without sacrificing overall performance.”
  • eBay open sourced its Apache Pig framework, which goes by the charming name Oink. Its architects say that Oink provides a UI for submitting jobs, offers QoS, and abstracts the user from cluster configuration.
  • New developer training for Apache Spark became available from Cloudera. For more background on the curriculum, read this.
  • Spring XD 1.0 became generally available, and includes support for CDH 4 among other major platforms. Spring XD utilizes the Kite SDK Data module for storage of some serialized data.
  • Apache Pig 0.13 was released. New features include pluggable execution engines, auto-local mode, fetch optimization, and support for blacklisting and whitelisting pig commands.
  • Kite SDK 0.15 was released.¬†

That’s all for this month, folks!

Justin Kestelyn is Cloudera’s developer outreach director.

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