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Sunday July 08, 2012

What is Bigtop, and Why Should You Care?

Ever since Apache Bigtop entered an incubation, we've been answering a very basic question: what exactly is Bigtop and why should you or anyone in the Apache (or Hadoop) community care. The earliest and the most succinct answer (the one used for the Apache Incubator proposal) simply stated that "Bigtop is a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Hadoop ecosystem". That was a nice explanation of how Bigtop relates to the rest of the Apache Software Foundation's (ASF) Hadoop ecosystem projects, yet it doesn't really help you understand the aspirations of Bigtop that go beyond what the ASF has traditionally done.

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