Cask Blog


Better collaboration and productivity: Cloud-based software development at Cask

Over the last few years, the popularity of cloud-based software development has risen dramatically, along with the need for sharing development assets and resources within and across organizations. Containers and open source have simplified the sharing and cloning of code and entire dev/test environments, taking efficiency, collaboration and productivity of product engineering organization to new … 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


Deploying CDAP packages from source via Coopr

Developing features for CDAP follows a similar workflow as working on many projects. Developers have their local checkout of the source, make modifications in a feature branch, build and test locally on their development machines, push their branch, and submit a pull request for code review. During this process, developers build CDAP clusters (for testing) … Read more


Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2014 Recap: Four Trends in Hadoop

The Cask team had a great and productive time at Strata + Hadoop World earlier this month in New York City! We are very optimistic about the robust growth in Hadoop adoption, increased participation from a broad range of developers and companies in many industries, and continued maturation in the early days of this technology. As … Read more


Meet Coopr Cloud: Clusters with a click (in the cloud)

Because testing against real clusters is such a critical and frequent component of the engineering development cycle, we originally built Coopr to address our own needs for a fast, self-service way to provision clusters on our own hardware and in public clouds. When we open sourced the technology earlier this year, our vision was to … 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