The Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop* (IDH) integrated with the Open Source Cloud Platform via OpenStack Savanna Project

I am writing to announce the availability of The Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop*on OpenStack Savanna

From Wikipedia, OpenStack is "... a cloud-computing project, aims to provide the "ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds." Predominantly acting as an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platform, it is free and open-source software released under the terms of the Apache License. The project is managed by the OpenStack Foundation, a non-profit corporate entity established in September 2012 to promote OpenStack software and its community..."

Per the OpenStack web site, "The Savanna project provides a simple means to provision a Hadoop cluster on top of OpenStack."

The IDH+Savanna plug-in software can be found at Gerrit @:

The OpenStack blueprint for IDH integrated with Savanna can be found @:

Key capabilities in this release of IDH + OpenStack Savanna include the following:

  1. The ability to install and provision all elements of IDH including the management console, REST API, and data management platform components of Hadoop (such as HDFS, HIVE, HBASE, MapReduce, etc.).
  2. The ability to configure IDH to use Cinder volumes as HDFS back end storage.
  3. The ability to scale clusters through manual configuration.
  4. Swift integration.
  5. The ability to tune key configuration parameters of Hadoop from within the integration OpenStack management console as well as dive into the IDH specific console for deep tuning and management.
  6. The ability to validate Hadoop configurations as is made available in the baseline vanilla Savanna plug-in.

Finally, to see a video demonstration of the integration as well as a series of in depth technical articles on IDH + Savanna, please refer to our project wiki site @:

We look forward to your input regarding the implementation, and will write again soon how we will advance the roadmap of ongoing innovation on this integration.

Until next time,