I recently sat down with Mahadev Konar and Jeff Sposetti to discuss Apache Ambari v1.4.1. Ambari 1.4.1 is a single framework to provision, manage and monitor clusters based on the Hadoop 2 stack, with YARN and NameNode HA on HDFS.
Mahadev is one of the original architects of Apache Hadoop, a co-founder of Hortonworks, and a committer on Apache Ambari and Apache ZooKeeper. Jeff is the Hortonworks product manager focused on Apache Ambari and Apache Falcon.
Together, Mahadev and Jeff explain how Ambari works, innovations included in version 1.4.1, and the future of the Ambari roadmap.
Other highlights include:
Recollections of the challenges managing a Hadoop cluster in the early days, before Apache Ambari existed
The two core use cases for Ambari: unification of all Hadoop ecosystem projects under a single point of control & a single point of integration for other software vendors developing applications to run in Apache Hadoop
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