Cask Blog

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


Cask Tracker Enhanced: Metadata Taxonomy and Data Usage Analytics in CDAP 3.5

Yue Gao and Riwaz Poudyal

Cask Tracker is a self-service CDAP Extension that automatically captures rich metadata and provides users with visibility into how data is flowing into, out of, and within a Data Lake. Tracker was first introduced in CDAP v3.4. Tracker v0.2 has just been released along with CDAP 3.5 and packs a ton of new features. Dataset … Read more


Pachyderm and TubeMogul Share Their Big Data Application Platforms and Experience

Russ Savage

It was so great to see everyone at the Big Data Applications Meetup last week! The meetup was sponsored by Cask, the company making big data applications easy, and by Ampool, and we would like to thank Milind Bhandarkar, the Founder and CEO of Ampool, for supporting this event. For those that couldn’t join us, we … Read more


The Next Wave in Big Data – Data Hulk, Introducing Cask Hulk Hydrator

Big Data, Mobile and Cloud are the mega-trends of this decade. In order to realize the ultimate value of data, we at Cask have been conceptualizing and building a unique system that brings all these three mega-trends together. In the ecosystem of never-changing technologies of Mobile & Hadoop, you need internet-grade pipeline management system. At … Read more




A Data Quality Application Template for CDAP

Shilpa Subrahmanyam

One of Cask’s core goals is making a reasonably-experienced Java developer’s life much easier when building Hadoop applications. My summer project was aligned with the company’s effort to take this to the next level by lowering the barrier to entry for using Hadoop even further — Java proficiency not required. I spent my summer writing … Read more


Join us for the 2nd Big Data Application Meetup

Henry Saputra

Cask is proud to host the second Big Data Application Meetup on August 19, 2015 at Cask HQ in Palo Alto. By sponsoring and promoting knowledge-sharing and community-building through the Big Data Application Meetup, Cask continues to take lead in promoting technologies and best practices used to build big data applications. For the second meetup, we have … Read more


AeroCask – Real-time Flight Data Analytics using CDAP

One of the many things that I love about Cask are the hackathons before every release. It is not only a way for us to dog-food new features in the CDAP platform but it is also an opportunity to let your imagination run loose and implement an integration with another system; or develop an interesting … Read more


A Look at Automating Cluster Creation in the Cloud with Coopr

David Bajot

Coopr is a cluster provisioning system designed to fully facilitate cluster lifecycle management in public and private clouds. In this blog, we will take an inside look at what happens when Coopr provisions a cluster. Deploying clusters can be time-consuming. For many system deployments, this work can be accomplished with a configuration management tool such … Read more