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Hadoop 2 is Now a Beta

As announced last Sunday (Aug. 25) on the project mailing list, Apache Hadoop 2.1.0 is the first beta release for Hadoop 2. (See the Release Notes for full list of new features and fixes.) Our congratulations to the Hadoop community for reaching this important milestone in the ongoing adoption of the core Hadoop platform!

With the release of this new beta, and the follow-on GA release on the horizon, we expect to see more customers exploring Hadoop 2 for production use cases. In fact, the upcoming CDH5 beta will be based on the Hadoop 2 GA release, delivering features that we’ve thoroughly tested against enterprise requirements, including (but not limited to):

Apache Bigtop: The "Fedora of Hadoop" is Now Built on Hadoop 2.x

BigtopJust in time for Hadoop Summit 2013, the Apache Bigtop team is very pleased to announce the release of Bigtop 0.6.0: The very first release of a fully integrated Big Data management distribution built on the currently most advanced Hadoop 2.x, Hadoop 2.0.5-alpha.

Bigtop, as many of you might already know, is a project aimed at creating a 100% open source and community-driven Big Data management distribution based on Apache Hadoop. (You can learn more about it by reading one of our previous blog posts on Apache Blogs.) Bigtop also plays an important role in CDH, which utilizes its packaging code from Bigtop — Cloudera takes pride in developing open source packaging code and contributing the same back to the community.

Meet the Project Founder: Roman Shaposhnik

Todd This installment of “Meet the Project Founder” features Apache Bigtop founder and PMC Chair/VP Roman Shaposhnik.

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Meet the Engineer: Mark Grover

Mark Grover

In this installment, meet Cloudera Software Engineer/Apache Bigtop Committer Mark Grover (@mark_grover).

Apache Bigtop 0.5.0 Has Been Released

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! 

Update on Apache Bigtop (incubating)

Introduction

Ever since Cloudera decided to contribute the code and resources for what would later become Apache Bigtop (incubating), we’ve been answering a very basic question: what exactly is Bigtop and why should you or anyone in the Apache (or Hadoop) community care? The earliest and the most succinct answer (the one used for the Apache Incubator proposal) simply stated that “Bigtop is a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Hadoop ecosystem”. That was a nice explanation of how Bigtop relates to the rest of the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF) Hadoop ecosystem projects, yet it doesn’t really help you understand the aspirations of Bigtop.

The history

Cloudera was the first company to create an open source distribution that included Apache Hadoop, releasing the first version (CDH1) back in March, 2009.  The initial goal of CDH was to make Apache Hadoop easier to adopt, providing packaging to enable users to install Hadoop on popular Linux operating systems and not have to compile from source.