Ari Rabkin is a summer intern at Cloudera, working with the engineering team to help make Hadoop more usable and simpler to configure. The rest of the year, Ari is a PhD student at UC Berkeley. Hes applying the results of recent research to automatically find and document configuration options for Hadoop.
Hadoop has a key-value style of configuration, where each configuration option has a name and a value. There is no central list of options,