Apache Flume

Tuesday Dec 20, 2011

Apache Flume Hackathon

Apache Flume is currently undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation. More information on this project can be found at http://incubator.apache.org/flume.

The next generation of Apache’s log ingestion framework, Flume NG, has bolted out of the starting blocks.  Last Friday, employees from a diversity of enterprises packed Cloudera Headquarters to learn more and to contribute to the project themselves.  With over 40 folks attending the hackathon, what’s clear is that major enterprises value reliable, performant data ingestion, and that Flume’s new branch is well-positioned to make that kind of ingest a reality.  During the session, 10 JIRAs were filed, with one resolved, one code review in progress, and four patches in the works.  

Cloudera captured the morning session on video and has made it available for members of the flume user and dev lists and for the community at large.  During the morning Teach-In, Flume committers covered NG’s design, the mechanics of contributing to the Apache project, and more.  

Get a better understanding of NG’s design by reading Arvind Prabhakar’s recent post, which does a nice job covering the ins and outs of the new framework: https://blogs.apache.org/flume/entry/flume_ng_architecture.

Flume Hackathon Discussion

Guest Post by Basier Aziz.

Photo by Kate Ting and Video by Cloudera.

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