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With the attention of the Hadoop community on Strata/Hadoop World in New York this week, it’s seems an appropriate time to give everyone an early update on continued community development of Apache Hive. This progress well and truly cements Hive as the standard open-source SQL solution for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem for not just extremely large-scale, batch queries but also for low-latency, human-interactive queries.

You can catch me at our session ‘Apache Hive & Stinger: Petabyte Scale SQL, IN Hadoop’ along with Owen and Alan where we’ll be happy to dive into more of the details.…

I’d like to take a quick moment to welcome Julian Hyde as the latest addition to the Hortonworks engineering team. Julian has a long history of working on data platforms, including development of SQL engines at Oracle, Broadbase, and SQLstream. He was also the architect and primary developer of the Mondrian OLAP engine, part of the Pentaho BI suite.

Julian’s latest role has been as the author and architect of the Optiq project – an Apache licensed open source framework.…

We’re continuing our series of quick interviews with Apache Hadoop project committers at Hortonworks.

This week Mahadev Konar discusses Apache Ambari, the open source Apache project to simplify management of a Hadoop cluster.

Mahadev was on the team at Yahoo! in 2006 that started developing what became Apache Hadoop. Since then, he has also held leadership positions in the Apache Zookeeper and Apache Ambari projects. He is an architect and project management committee member for Apache Ambari, Apache ZooKeeper and Apache Hadoop.…

What a difference a year makes! Last Fall Ambari was a nascent Apache project that had recently shipped an inaugural release in the community. Fast forward a bit, at the beginning of this year Ambari shipped what has become the foundation for rapid innovation. Now Ambari has become a key member of the Apache Hadoop project ecosystem and a trusted operational platform for many companies.

Let’s take a brief look at the community’s amazing accomplishments over the past year, and then take some time to look forward.…

The Hadoop Distributed File System is the reliable and scalable data core of the Hortonworks Data Platform. In HDP 2.0, YARN + HDFS combine to form the distributed operating system for your Data Platform, providing resource management and scalable data storage to the next generation of analytical applications.

Over the past six months, HDFS has introduced a slew of major features to HDFS covering Enterprise Multi-tenancy, Business Continuity Processing and Enterprise Integration:

  • Enabled automated failover with a hot standby and full stack resiliency for the NameNode master service
  • Added enterprise standard NFS read/write access to HDFS
  • Enabled point in time recovery with Snapshots in HDFS
  • Wire Encryption for HDFS Data Transfer Protocol

Looking forward, there are evolving patterns in Data Center infrastructure and Analytical applications that are driving the evolution of HDFS.…

This post is the sixth in our series on the motivations, architecture and performance gains of Apache Tez for data processing in Hadoop. The series has the following posts:

Motivation

Tez follows the traditional Hadoop model of dividing a job into individual tasks, all of which are run as processes via YARN, on the users’ behalf – for isolation, among other reasons.…

The last couple of weeks have been a period of intense activity around the Apache projects that comprise the Hadoop ecosystem. While most of the headlines were accorded to Apache Hadoop 2 going GA, it would be remiss not to pay attention to the great progress being made in the Apache projects that complement Hadoop.

We have blogged about these over the course of the past week and the list below provides a quick summary of the phenomenal work contributed in the open by the folks driving these diverse and vital communities.…

Today we are proud to announce the general availability of Apache Pig 0.12!

If you are a Pig user and you’ve been yearning to use additional languages, for more data validation tools, for more expressions, operators and data types, then read on. Version 0.12 includes all of those additions, and now Pig runs on Windows without Cygwin.

This was a great team effort over the past six months with over 30 engineers from Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Netflix, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, Mortardata, Cloudera and several others (including Hortonworks of course).…

Today we are proud to announce the delivery of Apache Ambari 1.4.1. Ambari 1.4.1 combines many months of work in the community advancing the Ambari codebase. Over 760 JIRAs have been resolved since the Ambari 1.2.5 release. We would like to thank the nearly 40 engineers who contributed to help make this release possible.

Hello Hadoop 2, Meet Apache Ambari
The most important addition to Ambari 1.4.1 is support for installing, managing and monitoring a cluster based on the Hadoop 2 stack.…

The Hortonworks HBase team is excited to see HBase 96 released.  It represents a broad community effort and massive amount of work that has been building for more than a year.

HBase 96 closes out over 2000 issues (2134 Jira tickets to be exact) and it represented the collective work from a VERY active community. Kudos to everyone involved! As the authors in a recent Apache blog alluded to, the HBase community is very healthy and includes developers from many companies including Hortonworks, Yahoo!, Cloudera, Salesforce, eBay, Intel, and Facebook, just to name just a few.…

This post is authored by Omkar Vinit Joshi with Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli and is the 8th post in the multi-part blog series on Apache Hadoop YARN – a general-purpose, distributed, application management framework that supersedes the classic Apache Hadoop MapReduce framework for processing data in Hadoop clusters. Other posts in this series: 

Introduction

In YARN, applications perform their work by running containers, which today map to processes on the underlying operating system.…

This post’s Principal Author: Ming Ma, Software Development Manager, eBay.  With contribution from Mayank Bansal (eBay), Devaraj Das (Hortonworks), Nicolas Liochon (Scaled Risk), Michael Weng (eBay), Ted Yu (Hortonworks), John Zhao (eBay)

eBay runs Apache Hadoop at extreme scale, with tens of petabytes of data. Hadoop was created for computing challenges like ours, and eBay runs some of the largest Hadoop clusters in existence.

Our business uses Apache HBase to deliver value to our customers in real-time and we are sensitive to any failures because prolonged recovery times significantly degrade site performance and result in material loss of revenue. …

Stinger is not a product.  Stinger is a broad community based initiative to bring interactive query at petabyte scale to Hadoop. And today, as representatives of this open, community led effort we are very proud to announce delivery of Apache Hive 0.12, which represents the critical second phase of this project!

Only five months in the making, Apache Hive 0.12 comprises over 420 closed JIRA tickets contributed by ten companies, with nearly 150 thousand lines of code! …

An important tool in the Hadoop developer toolkit is the ability to look at key metrics for a MapReduce job – to understand the performance of each job and to optimize future job runs.

In this blog article, we’ll explore how HDP 2.0 stores and provides insight into the performance of a MapReduce job on YARN.

Change from MapReduce v1 and HDP 1.x

In MapReduce-v2 on YARN in HDP 2.0, the JobTracker no longer exists.…

We’re continuing our series of quick interviews with Apache Hadoop project committers at Hortonworks.

This week – as Hadoop 2 goes GAArun Murthy discusses his journey with Hadoop. The journey has taken Arun from developing Hadoop, to founding Hortonworks, to this week’s release of Hadoop 2, with its Yarn-based architecture.

Arun describes the difference between MapReduce and YARN, and how they are related in Hadoop 2 (and by extension in Hortonworks Data Platform v2).…

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