On behalf of the Apache Bigtop team, I'd love to announce the general
availability of the Bigtop 1.3.0 release.

The release is available here:

A few highlights of this release include:

   - AArch64 architecture is added to the support matrix
   - updated distributions (centos-7, fedora-26, debian-9, ubuntu-16.04,
   - new docker images are available for distributions on different
   - upgraded toolchain to include new tools and latest versions updates
   - many upgrades to the latest versions of the ecosystem projects
   (Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Spark, Solr, Flume, Kafka, GPDB and many others)
   - improved multi-arch support in several components (hadoop, hbase, qfs,
   ignite-hadoop and etc)
   - improvements in the deployment for unattended cluster
   - improvements in the smoke-tests coverage

With Bigtop 1.3.0 the community continues to deliver the most advanced big
data stack to date. More details about 1.3.0 release are here:

Deploying Bigtop is easy: grab the repo/list file for your favorite Linux
and you'll be running your very own bigdata cluster in no time!

We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to report
problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at:

I want to emphasize that this is a collaborative work done by project
contributors and other communities, who continue to devote time to make
Bigtop a better software. Thank you all for making this release possible!


Jun He (Bigtop 1.3.0 Release Manager)