We are very excited to announce that Apache Ambari has graduated out of Incubator and is now an Apache Top Level Project! Hortonworks introduced Ambari as an Apache Incubator project back in August 2011 with the vision of making Hadoop cluster management dead simple. In little over two years, the development community grew significantly, from a small team in Hortonworks, to a large number of contributors from various organizations beyond Hortonworks; upon graduation, there were more than 60 contributors, 37 of whom had become committers. The Ambari user base has been steadily growing, with many organizations relying on Ambari to deploy and manage Hadoop clusters at scale in their BIG data centers today.
Getting ready to graduate took a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone in the community. A big thank you to all the contributors, committers, Project Management Committee members, mentors, and users! Ambari would not be where it is today without your tireless effort and trust in the project.
Apache Ambari became a TLP by growing into a viable open-source project that follows the core principles of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF): building community and promoting diversity. We are proud to be part of ASF and will continue to innovate in support of those principles.
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