This summer I sent the following tweet, “Had lunch today at Twitter HQ. Thanks for the invite, @kevinweil! Great lunch conversation. Smart, friendly and fun team.” Kevin Weil leads the analytics team at Twitter and is an active member of the Hadoop community, and his colleague Eric Maland leads Operations. Needless to say, Twitter is doing amazing things with Hadoop. This guest blog from Kevin and Eric covers one of Twitter’s open-source projects which provides a solution for splittable LZO for Hadoop.
One of the more common requests we receive from the community is to package Apache HBase with Cloudera’s Distribution for Apache Hadoop. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of work on making Cloudera’s packages easy to use, and recently, the HBase team has pitched in to help us deliver compatible HBase packages. We’re pretty excited about this, and we’re looking forward to your feedback. A big thanks to Andrew Purtell, a Senior Architect at TrendMicro and HBase Contributor,
It’s been a crazy few weeks here at Cloudera, and while there is no sign of things letting up before Hadoop World: NYC 2009 on October 2nd, we wanted to take a minute to share the latest details about the speakers, and to say thanks to our sponsors who have recently come on board.
We’re absolutely thrilled to have such a wide variety of organizations sharing their experiences with Apache Hadoop.
Apache Hadoop moves fast. Users often find that they need to upgrade after just a few months. Upgrading can be a daunting task, especially if you are several versions behind. We’ve been working with Rackspace for a while now, and they recently embarked on an upgrade from Hadoop 0.15.3 to Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop based on 0.18.3. Stu Hood, Search Team Technical Lead at Rackspace, was kind enough to document their experience, and we’re happy to share it with you here. Read more
(guest blog post by Dmitriy Ryaboy)
A number of organizations donate server space and bandwidth to the Apache Foundation; when you download Apache Hadoop, Tomcat, Maven, CouchDB, or any of the other great Apache projects, the bits are sent to you from a large list of mirrors. One of the ways in which Cloudera supports the open source community is to host such a mirror.