While the vast majority of the Hadoop development discussion takes place on the Apache Jira and various project mailing lists, it’s often useful to meet face to face for high bandwidth discussion. To that end, Facebook hosted the first Apache Hadoop contributors meeting yesterday at their campus in Palo Alto. Cloudera, Facebook, Yahoo! and the Apache HBase team were well-represented.
It’s official – Cloudera’s Distribution for Hadoop Version 2, which we often shorthand as CDH2, has been released. CDH2 is the product we recommend to our current production customers. It’s a stable version that has undergone a long cycle of time in the field with a variety of customers, in addition to Cloudera’s internal QA process.
And with the CDH2 release, the Cloudera engineering team is excited to start the feedback and development process for the next version of Cloudera’s Distribution 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,