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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




Hadoop Vendor OS Support Matrix

Developing our open source data application platform, CDAP, which runs on top of Apache™ Hadoop® can be a challenging task. It requires testing of many different configurations, on multiple vendors of Hadoop, and on lots of different distributions of Linux. Setting up and testing all of these configurations can be extremely difficult without a simple reference of supported Linux distributions … 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


Continuuity Reactor 2.3: SQL and Security Release

Please note: Continuuity is now known as Cask, and Continuuity Reactor is now known as the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP). The Continuuity Reactor platform is designed to make it easy for developers to build and manage data applications on Apache Hadoop™ and Apache HBase™. Every day we’re passionately focused on delivering an awesome experience … Read more


Meet Tephra, An Open Source Transaction Engine

Please note: Continuuity is now known as Cask, and Continuuity Reactor is now known as the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP). Our platform, Continuuity Reactor, uses several open source technologies in the Apache HadoopTM ecosystem to enable any developer to build data applications. One of the major components of our platform is Apache HBase, a … Read more


Behind the scenes: Hacking our way to success

Please note: Continuuity is now known as Cask, and Continuuity Reactor is now known as the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP). Building a platform that no one has created before is a big challenge. We break this huge effort into a continuous cadence of platform releases that are delivered to production frequently. Before every release … Read more