Apr 27, 2014
Data-driven applications returned to the headlines this week after Hortonworks announced that it will bundle the open source Cascading development framework into its flagship Hadoop distribution. Created and maintained by a company called Concurrent, Cascading is a Java-based abstraction layer that allows users to take advantage of the batch processing platform without mastering MapReduce or even changing the way they work.
Cascading supports a broad range of enterprise technologies, including Java, SQL and a number of popular data science tools. Future releases of the version, which the Yahoo! spin off has committed to certifying as part of its partnership with Concurrent, will also feature integration with the emerging Apache Tez Hadoop query framework.