SpringSource has released version 1.0 of Spring for Apache Hadoop. It integrates the Spring Java application development framework with Hadoop, the popular open source tool for big data processing and analysis. According to Spring developer Costin Leau, the new tool "provides a consistent programming and configuration model across a wide range of Hadoop ecosystem projects: rather than dictating what to use, the framework embraces and enhances your technology stack, staying true to the core Spring principles."
Along with the new development tool, SpringSource has also released sample applications that show how it can be used. Spring for Apache Hadoop is available under an Apache 2.0 open source license can be downloaded from the SpringSource community page.