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Flavio Junqueira (PMC Chair of the Apache ZooKeeper project and a member of the Systems and Networking Group at Microsoft Research) and Benjamin Reed (PMC Member and Software Engineer at Facebook) are the co-authors of the new O’Reilly Media book ZooKeeper: Distributed Process Coordination. We had a chat with Flavio and Ben recently about the rationale for writing the book, and what it will add to the distributed systems conversation.
Why did you decide to write this book?
Welcome to our fifth edition of “This Month in the Ecosystem,” a digest of highlights from November 2013 (never intended to be comprehensive; for completeness, see the excellent Hadoop Weekly).
With the holidays upon us, the news in November was sparse. Even so, the ecosystem never stops churning!
Some things for which we are thankful, the 2013 edition (not listed in order):
1. The entire Apache Hadoop community for its constant and hard work to Make the Platform Better,
2. Cloudera’s users, customers, and partners for their continual and helpful feedback to help guide us through #1,
Since its inception, Cloudera has been an enthusiastic supporter of user groups and meetups worldwide. And now, we’re extending that support yet further, by incubating new Cloudera User Groups (CUGs) in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago area, and New York City.
Unlike grass-roots user groups, which are inherently community-oriented and have no particular vendor preference, CUGs are designed and intended for users of Cloudera Standard (our free offering containing CDH and Cloudera Manager) and customers of Cloudera Enterprise (our paid, supported offering containing CDH, Cloudera Manager, and enterprise functionality such as rolling upgrades and Cloudera Navigator). For that reason, I predict that CUG conversations will tend to focus on the differentiated aspects of the Cloudera platform.
The first meetings of these groups are occurring within the next few weeks, so jump on board by joining and RSVPing today (anyone and everyone is welcome to attend):
Welcome to our fourth edition of “This Month in the Ecosystem,” a digest of highlights from October 2013 (never intended to be comprehensive; for completeness, see Hadoop Weekly).
For generating sheer excitement, that month installed a high bar to meet in the future:
In the wake of the Strata + Hadoop World 2013 afterglow, speaker slides and video have been posted. For your convenience, they are aggregated below:
For those of you attending virtually/in spirit, I thought it would be nice to bring you a selection of photos from the week so far. Credit goes to Alex Moundalexis (@technmsg) for the majority of these shots.
Kate Ting, Apache Sqoop cookbook co-chef.
Julien Le Dem and Nong Li present on Parquet and Impala.
We are just a weekend away from the Biggest. Strata + Hadoop World. Ever.
Not to make non-attendees feel bad — the show sold out a couple weeks ago — but some great things are in store for technical end-users (as well as everyone else):
The following post, by Apache HBase 0.96 Release Manager/Cloudera Software Engineer Michael Stack, was published originally at blogs.apache.org and is provided below for your convenience. Our thanks to the release’s numerous contributors!
Note: HBase 0.96 will be packaged in the next release of CDH (CDH 5).
The release of Apache Hadoop 2, as announced today by the Apache Software Foundation, is an exciting one for the entire Hadoop ecosystem.
Cloudera engineers have been working hard for many months with the rest of the vast Hadoop community to ensure that Hadoop 2 is the best it can possibly be, for the users of Cloudera’s platform as well as all Hadoop users generally. Hadoop 2 contains many major advances, including (but not limited to):