- HDFS erasure coding —halves the storage cost of HDFS while also improving data durability;
- YARN Timeline Service v.2 (preview) —improves the scalability, reliability, and usability of the Timeline Service;
- YARN resource types —enables scheduling of additional resources, such as disks and GPUs, for better integration with machine learning and container workloads;
- Federation of YARN and HDFS subclusters transparently scales Hadoop to tens of thousands of machines;
- Opportunistic container execution improves resource utilization and increases task throughput for short-lived containers. In addition to its traditional, central scheduler, YARN also supports distributed scheduling of opportunistic containers; and
- Improved capabilities and performance improvements for cloud storage systems such as Amazon S3 (S3Guard), Microsoft Azure Data Lake, and Aliyun Object Storage System.
Apache Hadoop is widely deployed at numerous enterprises and institutions worldwide, such as Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, AOL, Apple, Capital One, Cloudera, Cornell University, eBay, ESA Calvalus satellite mission, Facebook, foursquare, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Hulu, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, The New York Times, Rackspace, Rakuten, SAP, Tencent, Teradata, Tesla Motors, Twitter, Uber, and Yahoo. The project maintains a list of known users at https://wiki.apache.org/hadoop/PoweredBy
"It’s tremendous to see this significant progress, from the raw tool of eleven years ago, to the mature software in today’s release," said Doug Cutting, original co-creator of Apache Hadoop. "With this milestone, Hadoop better meets the requirements of its growing role in enterprise data systems. The Open Source community continues to respond to industrial demands."
Apache Hadoop’s diverse community enjoys continued growth amongst the ASF’s most active projects, and remains at the forefront of more than three dozen Apache Big Data projects.
Apache Hadoop has received countless awards, including top prizes at the Media Guardian Innovation Awards and Duke’s Choice Awards, and has been hailed by industry analysts:
"…the lifeblood of organizational analytics…" —Gartner
"Hadoop Is Here To Stay" —Forrester
"…today Hadoop is the only cost-sensible and scalable open source alternative to commercially available Big Data management packages. It also becomes an integral part of almost any commercially available Big Data solution and de-facto industry standard for business intelligence (BI)." —MarketAnalysis.com/Market Research Media
"…commanding half of big data’s $100 billion annual market value…Hadoop is the go-to big data framework." —BigDataWeek.com
"Hadoop, and its associated tools, is currently the ‘big beast’ of the big data world and the Hadoop environment is undergoing rapid development…" —Bloor Research
"The opportunity to effect meaningful, even fundamental change in the Apache Hadoop project remains open," added Douglas. "Our new contributors uprooted the project from its historical strength in Web-scale analytics by introducing powerful, proven abstractions for data management, security, containerization, and isolation. Apache Hadoop drives innovation in Big Data by growing its community. We hope this latest release continues to draw developers, operators, and users to the ASF."
Catch Apache Hadoop in action at the Strata Data Conference in San Jose, CA, 5-8 March 2018, and at dozens of Hadoop Meetups held around the world.
Availability and Oversight
Apache Hadoop software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project’s day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Hadoop, visit http://hadoop.apache.org/
About The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
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