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Linux.com “ODPi: Test Less, Build More Applications With Hadoop”

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Testing applications against Hadoop distributions is not fun, either for application developers or end users, and it takes up too much precious time. According to Alan Gates, co-founder of Hortonworks and ODPi member, that’s the issue the Open Data Platform initiative (ODPi) is here to solve: create a single test specification that works across all Hadoop distributions so developers can get back to creating innovative applications and end users can get back to making money, or curing cancer, or sending people into space. READ MORE.

Channel Insider “Playing Nice Within the Hadoop Ecosystem”

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Although interest in all things relating to Hadoop is running high, there’s a lot of contention these days behind the scenes between Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR Technologies concerning when and where they can add value to the open-source platform. To mitigate some of that contention, a large number of independent software vendors banded together to form ODPi, a non-profit consortium that focuses on, among other things, how to make sure the run-time environments surrounding Hadoop remain consistent across multiple distributions of an open-source platform. READ MORE.