LinkedIn Open Sources Gradle Plugin for Hadoop

LinkedIn has announced that it is releasing its Gradle Plugin for Apache Hadoop under an open source license. Developed in-house by LinkedIn developers, the big data tool is now available on GitHub.

“We developed the Hadoop plugin to help our Hadoop application developers more effectively build, test and deploy Hadoop applications,” explained LinkedIn engineer Alex Bain. “The plugin includes the Hadoop DSL, a domain-specific language for specifying jobs and workflows for Hadoop workflow managers like Azkaban and Apache Oozie.”

Bain added, “If you are writing Hadoop jobs using Gradle as your build system, you should definitely consider using the Hadoop Plugin. It will save you time and energy in developing your Hadoop workflows.”

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