To all of our loyal followers, we apologize. Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve posted anything “news worthy.” We are currently in the thick of things standing up a new cluster.
Here is are a couple of minor tidbits to help ease the withdraw:
1) Hortonworks finally released a sandbox VM. It’s not great, but it is a start.
2) Ambari still has bugs. It’s picky, finicky and downright painful in some cases. It’s a good start, let’s hope it gets better. Personally, I’m confused. We expected it to be written mostly in Java, but I’m seeing a lot of Python code involved. It still can’t “walk up to” a cluster and manage it and it still uses puppet. Much of what I’ve learned makes me sad.
More details later.