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Yahoo! To Create New Hadoop Company?

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, second beta of Griffon 0.9.3, and Grails 1.4 becomes 2.0.

Yahoo! To Create New Hadoop Company?

According to a report by GigaOm, Yahoo! are spinning off a separate company, called HortonWorks, to focus on Hadoop. Citing “a source familiar with the project,” GigaOm state that HortonWorks will consist of a small team of Yahoo’s Hadoop engineers, who will focus on developing a production-ready, Hadoop-based product. HortonWorks will reportedly be a joint venture between Yahoo and Benchmark Capital.

“It’s a natural step for Yahoo, which uses Hadoop heavily within its own web operations, and which has contributed approximately 70 percent of the code to Apache Hadoop since the project’s inception,” says GigaOm. An official announcement is expected to be made this week, to coincide with the Hadoop Summit in Santa Clara.


Grails 1.4 Becomes 2.0

Graeme Rocher, Grails Project Lead, has announced that 1.4 has been changed to Grails 2.0.

“This should not significantly impact timelines of the release, but we do feel there are too many great things in the github master branch for it to be a mere 1.4 release,” he says.

The next milestone release of Grails will include a new console UI and interactive mode, HTML5 scaffolding, and abstract inheritance support. It will also upgrade to libraries from Groovy 1.8, Spring 3.1, Hibernate 3.6 and Servlet 3.0.


Second Beta of Griffon 0.9.3

The second beta of Griffon 0.9.3, is out now. This release adds the ability to configure manifest entries for the application’s jar and adds the new AST transformations ‘@MVCAware’ and ‘@ThreadingAware’ for dealing with MVC groups and threading concerns. Support for Eclipse’s DSLD has been added, and the DSL support for IDEA has been reworked. Please note that this release breaks binary compatibility.


Spring AMQP for Java 1.0 RC2 Upgrades RabbitMQ

The second release candidate of Spring AMQP for Java 1.0, is now available. Spring AMQP for Java 1.0 RC2 upgrades to RabbitMQ client 2.5.0, adds support for Exchange-to-Exchange bindings and improves re-connection support. A MessageProperties conversion strategy interface has been added, and a list of bugs have been fixed, including SingleConnectionFactory sometimes closing the wrong target connection on close. More information is available at the Release Notes.


New Documentation for Orion

The third release candidate of Orion 0.2 has been released, adding new documentation. This is the final release candidate towards the Orion 0.2 release, and can be downloaded now from the Orion website.

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