Other posts in this series:
Introducing Apache Hadoop YARN
Apache Hadoop YARN – Background and an Overview
Apache Hadoop YARN – Concepts and Applications
Apache Hadoop YARN – ResourceManager
Apache Hadoop YARN – NodeManager
I’m thrilled to announce that the Apache Hadoop community has decided to promote the next-generation Hadoop data-processing framework, i.e. YARN, to be a sub-project of Apache Hadoop in the ASF!
Apache Hadoop YARN joins Hadoop Common (core libraries), Hadoop HDFS (storage) and Hadoop MapReduce (the MapReduce implementation) as the sub-projects of the Apache Hadoop which, itself, is a Top Level Project in the Apache Software Foundation. Until this milestone, YARN was a part of the Hadoop MapReduce project and now is poised to stand up on it’s own as a sub-project of Hadoop.
In a nutshell, Hadoop YARN is an attempt to take Apache Hadoop beyond MapReduce for data-processing.
As folks are aware, Hadoop HDFS is the data storage layer for Hadoop and MapReduce was the data-processing layer. However, the MapReduce algorithm, by itself, isn’t sufficient for the very wide variety of use-cases we see Hadoop being employed to solve. With YARN, Hadoop now has a generic resource-management and distributed application framework, where by, one can implement multiple data processing applications customized for the task at hand. Hadoop MapReduce is now one such application for YARN and I see several others given my vantage point – in future you will see MPI, graph-processing, simple services etc.; all co-existing with MapReduce applications in a Hadoop YARN cluster.
I’d like to take a brief moment to walk folks through the implications of making Hadoop YARN as a sub-project, particularly for members of the Hadoop developer community.
If you would like to play with YARN please download the latest hadoop-2 release from the ASF and start contributing – either to core YARN sub-project or start building your cool application on top!
Overall, having Hadoop YARN as a sub-project of Apache Hadoop is a significant milestone for Hadoop several years in the making. Personally, it is very exciting given that this journey started more than 4 years ago with https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MAPREDUCE-279. It’s a great pleasure, and honor, to get to this point by collaborating with a fantastic community that is driving Apache Hadoop.
Kudos to everyone!