Straight from the Santa's bag of toys Apache Bigtop 0.5.0 is now available. This is out first release as an Apache TPL (top level project) and it is based on Hadoop 2.0.2-alpha with even greater selection of fully integrated Hadoop ecosystem components (Solr, Crunch, etc):

  • Apache Zookeeper 3.4.5
  • Apache Flume 1.3.0
  • Apache HBase 0.94.2
  • Apache Pig 0.10.0
  • Apache Hive 0.9.0
  • Apache Sqoop 1.4.2
  • Apache Oozie 3.3.0
  • Apache Whirr 0.8.1
  • Apache Mahout 0.7
  • Apache Solr (SolrCloud) 4.0.0
  • Apache Crunch (incubating) 0.4.0
  • DataFu 0.0.4
  • Hue 2.1.0


The list of supported Linux platforms has expanded to:

  • CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6
  • Fedora 16 and 17
  • SuSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • OpenSUSE 12.2
  • Ubuntu LTS Lucid and Precise
  • Ubuntu Quantal

There is a lot of goodies in this release: SolrCloud, brand new Hue Oozie UI, latest and greatest Flume just to name few. We would like to invite everybody to join the developer community or simply give the binary Bigtop distribution a try. All you have to do is pick your favorite Linux Distro, follow our wiki instructions and you will have your first pseudo distributed cluster computing Pi in no time (on a pseudo distributed cluster the value of Pi is approximately 3.4).

If you're thinking about deploying Bigtop to a fully-distributed cluster you might find our Puppet code to be useful -- after all we use it all the time ourselves to test Bigtop. There is a brief documentation on how to run our Puppet recipes in a master-less puppet configuration, but a typical Puppet master setup should work as well.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to check us out at Apache and consider getting involved. Bigtop is a community-driven effort and we need your help. Of course, above all we need you to use Bigtop and give us your the feedback.

Happy Big Data discoveries,
Your faithful and tireless Bigtop development team!