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The latest product news and company announcements from Hortonworks

Hortonworkers are out there – here is a rundown of events and meet ups we’ll be at in the next couple of weeks and we hope we’ll see you there. Did we miss any? Want us to attend your event? Let us know!

Big Data Innovation Summit

April 10-11, 2013, San Francisco, CA

http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/big-data-innovation-summit-april-2013-san-francisco

Spring into April and jump into Big Data! Be sure to meet us at Big Data Innovation Summit by the bay.…

We are very pleased to announce the Alpha 2 release of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0 (HDP 2.0 Alpha2) is now available for download!

A key focus in HDP 2.0 Alpha 2 is on performance as announced in the Stinger initiative, and includes a series of enhancements to the performance of Apache Hive for interactive SQL queries.  In fact HDP 2.0 Alpha 2 was used to perform the tests announced yesterday, showing a 45X performance increase using Hive. …

We are just under two weeks away from start of the first ever Hadoop Summit Europe and with all of the final preparations being made we thought we would highlight some of the not to be missed activities in and around the event. The event is filling fast but you can still register here.

Here are 10 great reasons to attend!

1)   Great track content – there are 35 informative sessions on Apache Hadoop and related technologies for you to choose from selected by the community and delivered by the experts themselves.…

Apache Pig version 0.11 was released last week. An Apache Pig blog post summarized the release. New features include:

  • A DateTime datatype, documentation here.
  • A RANK function, documentation here.
  • A CUBE operator, documentation here.
  • Groovy UDFs, documentation here.

And many improvements. Oink it up for Pig 0.11! Hortonworks’ Daniel Dai gave a talk on Pig 0.11 at Strata NY, check it out:…

Last week, the HBase community released 0.94.5, which is the most stable release of HBase so far. The release includes 76 jira issues resolved, with 61 bug fixes, 8 improvements, and 2 new features.

Most of the bug fixes went against the REST server, replication, region assignment, secure client, flaky unit tests, 0.92 compatibility and various stability improvements. Some of the interesting patches in this release are:
[HBASE-3996] – Support multiple tables and scanners as input to the mapper in map/reduce jobs
[HBASE-5416] – Improve performance of scans with some kind of filters.…

 

As the Release Manager for hadoop-2.x, I’m very pleased to announce the next major milestone for the Apache Hadoop community, the release of hadoop-2.0.3-alpha!

2.0 Enhancements in this Alpha Release

This release delivers significant major enhancements and stability over previous releases in hadoop-2.x series. Notably, it includes:

  • QJM for HDFS HA for NameNode (HDFS-3077) and related stability fixes to HDFS HA
  • Multi-resource scheduling (CPU and memory) for YARN (YARN-2, YARN-3 & friends)
  • YARN ResourceManager Restart (YARN-230)
  • Significant stability at scale for YARN (over 30,000 nodes and 14 million applications so far, at time of release – see more details from folks at Yahoo! 

Today we announced Hortonworks Data Platform certification for Rackspace Private Cloud. In fact, we are the only Apache Hadoop distribution certified with Rackspace Private Cloud. The result of combining the power of enterprise-class Apache Hadoop in Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) with Rackspace Private Cloud, is that organizations now have a secure, scalable environment to refine, explore and enrich their data using Hadoop in the cloud. With HDP, data can be processed from applications that are hosted on Rackspace Private Cloud environments, allowing you to quickly and easily obtain additional business insights from this information.…

By contributing to the OpenStack ecosystem, Hortonworks is supporting the open source community and facilitating adoption of 100-percent open source Apache Hadoop-based solutions in the cloud.  Now customers will be able to access an enterprise-ready Hortonworks Data Platform built for the cloud that alleviates the time and complexities of manually deploying a big data solution.…

Hortonworks Data Platform 1.2 is now available for download at: http://hortonworks.com/products/hortonworksdataplatform/.

Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 1.2, the industry’s only complete 100-percent open source platform powered by Apache Hadoop is available today. The enterprise-grade Hortonworks Data Platform includes the latest version of Apache Ambari for comprehensive management, monitoring and provisioning of Apache Hadoop clusters. By also introducing additional new capabilities for improving security and ease of use, HDP delivers an enterprise-class distribution of Apache Hadoop that is endorsed and adopted by some of the largest vendors in the IT ecosystem.…

We are pleased to announce the the release of Apache Hive version 0.10.0. More than 350 JIRA issues have been fixed with this release. A few of the most important fixes include:

Cube and Rollup: Hive now has support for creating cubes with rollups. Thanks to Namit!

List Bucketing: This is an optimization that lets you better handle skew in your tables. Thanks to Gang!

Better Windows Support: Several Hive 0.10.0 fixes support running Hive natively on Windows.…

We are pleased to announce that Apache Pig 0.10.1 was recently released. This is primarily a maintenance release focused on stability and bug fixes. In fact, Pig 0.10.1 includes 42 new JIRA fixes since the Pig 0.10.0 release.

Some of the notable changes include:

  • Source code-only distribution

In the download section for Pig 10.0.1, you will now find a source-only tarball (pig-0.10.1-src.tar.gz) alongside the traditional full tarball, rpm and deb distributions.…

Hadoop Summit North America 2013, the premier Apache Hadoop community event, will take place at the San Jose Convention Center, June 26-27, 2013. Hosted by Hortonworks, a leading contributor to Apache Hadoop, and Yahoo!, Hadoop Summit brings together the community of developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending and implementing Apache Hadoop as the next-generation enterprise data platform.

This 6th Annual Hadoop Summit North America will feature seven tracks and more than 80 sessions focused on building, managing and operating Apache Hadoop from some of the most influential speakers in the industry.…

For the last couple months, Hortonworks has been excited to be a proud sponsor of the Big Analytics 2012 roadshow.  These roadshows have provided us some great insights into the role of Apache Hadoop in this emerging Big Data market.  We had some great discussions with attendees regarding their current and future plans for the use of Hadoop and other Big Data technologies. Another interesting insight was the need for Data skills, people who know what to ask of that data and how to use tools like Hadoop to provide patterns, answers, interpretations and present the data.…

Thankful…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, like the rest of the U.S., we take a pause from our regular blog schedule to give thanks…

We are thankful for mappers and reducers. We are thankful for namenodes and jobtrackers. We give thanks to speculative execution battling the march of the last reducer. Give thanks to every petabyte, terabyte, gigabyte, file and block of data. We are thankful for the capacity scheduler.

We are very thankful for many things here at Hortonworks and I know many of us are thankful for an extra long weekend.…

Track Chairs have been named for Hadoop Summit Europe. Track Chairs will, in turn, select their track committees who, as a team, will decide which sessions are to be presented at Hadoop Summit Europe. They are as follow:

Operating Hadoop – Evert Lammerts, SARA

I joined Sara as a technical consultant in October 2008. In 2009 I started experimenting with non-traditional distributed processing and storage platforms, mainly Hadoop. I’m currently the lead Hadoop and related big data services.…

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