ODPi Becomes Gold Sponsor of The Apache Software Foundation

By May 11, 2016September 15th, 2016Announcements


Sponsorship cements ODPi’s support for the upstream Apache® Hadoop® development community

Vancouver, B.C. – Apache: Big Data, May 11, 2016 — ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced it is a gold sponsor of The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives. ODPi joins existing ASF sponsors: Hortonworks, IBM, Pivotal, and WANDisco, who are also ODPi members, in the industry effort to advance open source projects for the big data ecosystem.

Founded in February 2015, ODPi has always strived to build upon the innovative work of the ASF to help create a thriving and expanding Big Data ecosystem built around the success of Apache® Hadoop®. ODPi is committed on simplifying this growing ecosystem through the integration and standardization of a common reference platform called the ODPi Core, hence focusing on how to bring and deploy the different Apache projects together.

“We are pleased to welcome ODPi to the ASF Sponsorship program and their support of Apache big data projects,” said ASF Vice Chairman Greg Stein. “As analysts project that enterprises will fully embrace the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, Sponsor support is even more vital to our success in spearheading industry-leading innovations that are developed in a trusted, community-driven environment.”

ODPi has followed Apache big data projects, included Apache Hadoop in its Runtime Spec and Apache Bigtop in its test suite out this past March, as well as Apache Ambari in its Operation Spec due out this summer. Additionally, we are evaluating for future specs several other projects critical to advancing big data applications or providing the greatest impact on the greatest number of big data deployments. Guided by community and industry input, as a new crop of big data projects developed at the ASF mature, ODPi plans to incorporate additional upstream projects into ODPi Core.

“We are excited to sponsor the Apache Software Foundation to ensure ODPi is supporting development of the many projects in the Hadoop ecosystem,” said John Mertic, director of ODPi. “ODPi complements the work done in the Apache projects by focusing on easing integration and standardization for downstream application vendors and end-users that build upon Apache Hadoop. We believe our focus on the downstream Hadoop ecosystem helps oxygenate the big data market and stimulate growth.”

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About ODPi

ODPi is a nonprofit organization committed to simplification and standardization of the big data ecosystem with a common reference platform called ODPi Core. As a shared industry effort, ODPi members represent big data technology, solution provider and end user organizations focused on promoting and advancing the state of Apache Hadoop® and big data technologies for the enterprise. For more information about ODPi, please visit: http://www.odpi.org.

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