Category Archives: Bigtop

Hadoop 2 is Now a Beta

Categories: Bigtop CDH General Hadoop

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,

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

Categories: Bigtop CDH Hadoop

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.

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Meet the Project Founder: Roman Shaposhnik

Categories: Bigtop Community Hadoop Meet the Engineer

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

What led you to your project idea(s)?

Conceptually, Apache Bigtop can actually be traced as far back as me working at Sun Microsystems in 2007-2008. I was assisting the team responsible for coming up with a 100% community-driven, open source Solaris distribution that could also be used as a basis for an enterprise-grade commercial product offering (which eventually became OpenSolaris).

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Meet the Engineer: Mark Grover

Categories: Bigtop Community Hive Meet the Engineer

Mark Grover

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

What do you do at Cloudera and in which Apache project are you involved?
I’m a Software Engineer at Cloudera, involved mostly with Apache Bigtop, an open source project aimed at building a community around packaging and interoperability testing of projects in the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

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Apache Bigtop 0.5.0 Has Been Released

Categories: Bigtop

The following post was originally published via 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.

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