February 2, 2011

Yahoo Is Discontinuing Its Hadoop Distribution to Focus on Apache Hadoop

Yesterday Yahoo announced that it will discontinue The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop and refocus its development efforts on the main Apache Hadoop distribution. In a blog post, Yahoo VP of Software Engineering Eric Baldeschwieler writes that Yahoo will work more closely with Apache in the future. This leaves only two major distributions of Hadoop: Apache Hadoop and Cloudera's enterprise-focused Hadoop.

"Unfortunately, Apache is no longer the obvious place to go for Hadoop releases," writes Baldeschwieler. "The Yahoo! team wants to return to a world where anyone can download and directly use releases of Hadoop from Apache."

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