2011's Innovation of the year, Apache Hadoop turns #1.0
Apache Hadoop v1.0, the Open Source software framework for reliable, scalable, distributed computing, makes its much awaited debut after a long span of six years. Looks like Hadoop has finally achieved the level of stability and enterprise-readiness synonymous with the 1.0 designation.
Apache Hadoop is a foundation of Cloud computing which enables data-intensive distributed applications to work with thousands of nodes and exabytes of data. Hadoop successfully helps organizations to work more efficiently, store cost-effectively and process, manage and analyze the ever growing volumes of data being created and collected.
A lot of hard work has been put into this release by the Apache team. Apache Hadoop v1.0 delivers on six years of development, production experience, extensive testing, and feedback from hundreds of users and other knowledgeable sources.
It provides support for:
- HBase (sync and flush support for transaction logging)
- Security (strong authentication via Kerberos)
- Webhdfs (RESTful API to HDFS)
- Performance enhanced access to local files for HBase
- Other performance enhancements, bug fixes, and features
- All version 0.20.205 and prior 0.20.2xx features
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