I like the new version: +1

Thanks Sean!

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 4:58 AM, Yu Li <car...@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1 on changing to use the summarization in release announcement for both
> board report and landing page
>
> Best Regards,
> Yu
>
> On 7 April 2018 at 03:54, Josh Elser <els...@apache.org> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On 4/3/18 10:38 AM, Sean Busbey wrote:
> >
> >> Over in HBASE-15317 ("document release announcement template
> >> ") I had proposed a brief description of our project that sought to
> >> update things to avoid talking about other projects.
> >>
> >> at the time (a little over two years ago), stack mentioned that he
> >> liked the phrasing and maybe we should use it in more places.
> >>
> >> Here's how we currently summarize ourselves within the ASF (e.g. on
> >> board reports):
> >>
> >> ---
> >> HBase is a distributed column-oriented database built on top of Hadoop
> >> Common and Hadoop HDFS.
> >> ---
> >>
> >> Here's how we've been summarizing ourselves in release ANNOUNCE emails
> >> for a little over two years:
> >>
> >> ---
> >> Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed, versioned, non-relational
> >> database. Apache HBase gives you low latency random access to billions
> of
> >> rows with millions of columns atop non-specialized hardware. To learn
> more
> >> about HBase, see https://hbase.apache.org/.
> >> ---
> >>
> >> It's a simplification of how we describe ourselves on our website's
> >> landing page:
> >>
> >> ---
> >> Apache HBase™ is the Hadoop database, a distributed, scalable, big data
> >> store.
> >>
> >> Use Apache HBase™ when you need random, realtime read/write access to
> >> your Big Data. This project's goal is the hosting of very large tables
> >> -- billions of rows X millions of columns -- atop clusters of
> >> commodity hardware. Apache HBase is an open-source, distributed,
> >> versioned, non-relational database modeled after Google's Bigtable: A
> >> Distributed Storage System for Structured Data by Chang et al. Just as
> >> Bigtable leverages the distributed data storage provided by the Google
> >> File System, Apache HBase provides Bigtable-like capabilities on top
> >> of Hadoop and HDFS.
> >> ---
> >>
> >> What do folks think? Worth changing how we present ourselves to the
> >> board? Worth simplifying our landing page (presumably moving the
> >> bigtable stuff to something like a project history or background
> >> information section)?
> >>
> >>
> > Moving the details of "based on bigtable" into something "deeper" makes
> > sense to me. I like the short+sweet version you propose. Clarity and
> > brevity in our branding is a good thing here.
> >
>

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