From Patrick Hunt at Cloudera:
Apache Whirr release 0.7.0 is now available. It includes changes covering over 50 issues, four of which were considered blockers. Whirr is a tool for quickly starting and managing clusters running on cloud services like Amazon EC2. This is the first Whirr release as a top level Apache project (previously releases were under the auspices of the Incubator). In addition to improving overall stability some of the highlights are described below:
- WHIRR-384 – Add Mahout as a service
- WHIRR-49 – Allow Whirr to use Chef for configuration management
- WHIRR-258 – Add Ganglia as a service
- WHIRR-385 – Implement support for using nodeless, masterless Puppet to provision and run scripts
Whirr 0.7.0 will be included in a scheduled update to CDH4.
The Apache Whirr project is working on a number of new features. The How To Contribute page is a great place to start if you’re interested in getting involved as a developer.
Cluster management or even the “cloud” in your topic map future?
You could do worse than learning one of the most recent top level Apache top level projects to prepare for a future that may arrive sooner than you think!