Cask Blog

Derek Wood is a DevOps Engineer at Cask where he is building tools to manage and operate the next generation of Big Data applications. Prior to Cask, Derek ran large scale distributed systems at Wells Fargo and at Yahoo!, where he was the senior engineering lead for the CORE content personalization platform

Integrating CDAP with Microsoft Azure HDInsight

We recently announced the integration of CDAP with the Microsoft Azure HDInsight platform. This post will give a behind-the-scenes look at this integration. First, a bit about the integration itself. Azure HDInsight is an Apache Hadoop and Spark distribution powered by the cloud. This means that it handles any amount of data, scaling from terabytes … Read more


Hadoop Components Versions in Distros Matrix

The Apache Hadoop ecosystem is always evolving, with the major distributions constantly upgrading their included core Hadoop components. This can present a challenge when building any application which runs on top of Hadoop. When developing our open-source application framework, CDAP, we strive to maintain compatibility with all major Hadoop distributions. Building on our previous reference … Read more


Continuuity Loom 0.9.7: Extensible cluster management

Please note: Continuuity is now known as Cask, and Continuuity Loom is now known as the Coopr. In March, we open sourced Continuuity Loom, a system for templatizing and materializing complex multi-tiered application reference architectures in public or private clouds. It is designed bottom-up to support different facets of your organization – from developers, operations … Read more