Cask Blog

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




CDAP Services for Apache Ambari

Cask is excited to announce easy CDAP integration for Apache Ambari users. Previously, we introduced you to integration with Cloudera Manager. This post will familiarize you with integration with Apache Ambari, the open source provisioning system for HDP (Hortonworks Data Platform). Adding the CDAP service to Ambari To install CDAP on a cluster managed by … 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


Weblog Analytics on Apache Hadoop™

Hadoop provides specialized tools and technologies that can be used for transporting and processing huge amounts of weblog data. In this blog, we’ll explore the end-to-end process of aggregating logs, processing them and generating analytics on Hadoop to gain insights about how users interact with your website. With the digitization of the world, generating knowledge … Read more


How we built it: designing a globally consistent transaction engine

At Cask, we are committed to contributing back to the open source community. One of our latest open-sourced projects is Tephra, a system that adds complete transaction support to Apache HBase™. As an XA-style transaction system, Tephra is designed to be agnostic to the underlying data stores, so its usage is not limited to HBase. … Read more