On behalf of the Apache Bigtop team, I'd love to announce the general availability of the Bigtop 1.0.0 release (the website is being updated right now).
A few notable new features in this release include: * based on the stable Hadoop 2.6.0 * Ignite data fabric 1.2.0 with its Hadoop accelerator * Spark 1.3.1 * HBase 0.98.12 * latest version of Phoenix, the Apache HBase SQL layer project * a number of new components are added: Kafka, YCSB, Kite are among them * toolchain is updated to the latest versions of the development tools * standard docker containers are available for builds, testing, and alike * a huge UX improvement in the deployment is made for unattended cluster deployment and/or testing * and many upgrades to the latest versions for the ecosystem projects (Mahout, Solr, Giraph, etc.) It is the rock-solid release of the Apache Bigdata platform with close to 350 bugs fixed and new features added over the span of 10 months. Deploying Bigtop is easy: grab the repo/list file for your favorite Linux distribution: http://www.apache.org/dist/bigtop/bigtop-1.0.0/repos/ and you'll be running your very own bigdata cluster in no time! I also want to express the gratitude to the project contributors - everyone in the community who made this release possible! Thanks, Cos (Bigtop 1.0.0 RM)