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HCatalog

19 Dec 2012

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop. HCatalog entered Apache incubator in March 2011.

What has the project accomplished since the last report?

* Received patches from 6 committers and 10 contributors

* Preparing for next release

What are the top 2-3 things to resolve before graduation?

The community has been discussing graduation and becoming a subproject of
Hive.  The email thread discussing that can be found at
[http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-hcatalog-user/201209.mbox/%3C08C40723-8D4D-48EB-942B-8EE4327DD84A%40hortonworks.com%3E]
and
[http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-hcatalog-user/201210.mbox/%3CCABN7xTCRM5wXGgJKEko0PmqDXhuAYpK%2BD-H57T29zcSGhkwGQw%40mail.gmail.com%3E]
Based on that we opened a discussion with the Hive community at
[http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/hive-dev/201211.mbox/%3CC648B9DE-2088-465E-8FA1-590D5E192093%40hortonworks.com%3E]
These discussions are still on going.


Signed-off-by: Alan Gates (gates)

19 Sep 2012

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop. HCatalog entered Apache incubator in March 2011.

What has the project accomplished since the last report?

 - Released version 0.4
 - Voted in one new committer
 - Received patches from 19 people

 In March 2012, HCatalog was identified as having low diversity. With the
 addition of the new committer there are now 9 committers from 3 organizations.
 Additionally, we have received patches from 19 unique people (including
 committers) some of which are outside the committer organizations. We believe
 the low diversity issue has either been addressed, or good progress has been
 made towards addressing the issue.

What are the top 2-3 things to resolve before graduation?

 - Grow the user community. There has been progress in this area with new
   users asking questions on the mailing list, receiving patches from an]
   increasing number of contributors, and work towards publishing pre-built
   artifacts in the Apache repository. We need to continue in this positive
   direction.

 - Resolve a review process issue that affects our ability to develop new
   features. Time between receiving patches and committing has increased to
   problematic levels, often causing code rot and contributors extra work to
   rebase patches against trunk.

 At this time we feel confident in our ability to make progress toward
 resolving these issues.

Signed-off-by: gates, wave

20 Jun 2012

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop. HCatalog entered Apache incubator on March 2011.

Since the last report:

 - We completed our second release from incubator releasing HCatalog 0.4
 - PPMC voted in Francis Liu as a new PPMC member.
 - PPMC voted in Travis Crawford, Daniel Dai, Vandana A as new committers.

Currently there are 90 subscribers to the user list and 77 on the dev list.
There were 85 and 77 respectively last report (March 2011).

Blockers for Graduation: None.
We feel we are ready for graduation and will soon start the discussion on the
list for it.

Signed off by mentor:  Alan Gates (gates@)

21 Mar 2012

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop. HCatalog entered Apache incubator on March 2011.

The most important issues in moving the project to graduation are expanding
the community of users and developers. There has been progress on this over
last few months as we are seeing some significant contributions coming from
the community adding in new features. e.g., see HCATALOG-2 We are adding
new features (see 3rd point below) which will help us to reach out to
non-java users which we believe will help us significantly expand our
user base.

Since the last report we:

 - Are preparing for our second release HCatalog 0.4
 - Continued feature development, making Hive and HCatalog
   interoperability better (HCATALOG-237).
 - Work in progress for adding rest apis for HCatalog (HCATALOG-182)
   which could help us in significantly expand our user base.

Currently there are 85 subscribers to the user list and 77 on the dev list.
There were 75 and 70 respectively last report (December 2011).

Signed off by mentor: Alan Gates (gates)

21 Dec 2011

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop.

The most important issues in moving the project to graduation are expanding
the community of developers.

Since the last report we have:
* We have made our first release from incubator.
* Continued feature development, adding two major new features (added a new
datatype binary and hbase integration).
* Added a new committer Francis Liu (Yahoo!)

Currently there are 75 subscribers to the user list and 70 on the dev list.
There were 60 and 59 respectively last report (September 2011).

Signed off by mentor: gates

26 Oct 2011

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop.

The most important issues in moving the project to graduation are expanding
the community of developers and producing a release of the software.

Since the last report we have:
* Made several attempts at an initial release, each of which have had issues
with NOTICE or DISCLAIMER files.  We are preparing for another release
candidate.
* Continued feature development, adding two major new features (ability to
write multiple partitions at once and a notification interface for data
consumers).
* Added significant testing

Currently there are 60 subscribers to the user list and 59 on the dev list.
There were 32 and 30 respectively last report (June 2011).

21 Sep 2011

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop.

The most important issues in moving the project to graduation are expanding
the community of developers and producing a release of the software.

Since the last report we have:
* Made several attempts at an initial release, each of which have had issues
with NOTICE or DISCLAIMER files.  We are preparing for another release
candidate.
* Continued feature development, adding two major new features (ability to
write multiple partitions at once and a notification interface for data
consumers).
* Added significant testing

Currently there are 60 subscribers to the user list and 59 on the dev list.
There were 32 and 30 respectively last report (June 2011).

15 Jun 2011

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop.

The most important issues in moving the project to graduation are expanding
the community of developers and producing a release of the software.

Since the last report we have:
* Written install docs for the 0.1 release
* Fixed bugs we found that are blocking the 0.1 release
* continued development on new features for 0.2
* been accepted to present a talk on HCatalog at the upcoming Hadoop Summit

Currently there are 32 subscribers to the user list and 30 on the dev list.
There were 29 and 27 respectively last month.

19 May 2011

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created
using Apache Hadoop.

The most important issues in moving the project to graduation are
expanding the community of developers and producing a release of the
software.

Since the last report we have:

 * got the initial code drop checked in
 * got the build working for building, testing, and the documents
 * branched in preparation for a 0.1 release
 * started development on new features for 0.2

Currently there are 29 subscribers to the user list and 27 on the dev
list.  There were 14 and 15 respectively last month.

20 Apr 2011

HCatalog is a table and storage management service for data created using
Apache Hadoop.

HCatalog has been incubating since March 2011.

This is the first HCatalog Incubator status report.  The project is still
setting up infrastructure, etc.  Mailing lists and JIRA have been set up.
The initial code has been received from Yahoo.  Details of the status are
available at http://incubator.apache.org/projects/hcatalog.html

Currently there are 14 subscribers on the user list and 15 on the dev list.