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Subject [accumulo-website] branch master updated: Moved BigTable reference to design doc (#61)
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:57:25 GMT
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The following commit(s) were added to refs/heads/master by this push:
     new 9e30679  Moved BigTable reference to design doc (#61)
9e30679 is described below

commit 9e306790020d2d8f95e9cda900166e05082cdda9
Author: Mike Walch <mwalch@apache.org>
AuthorDate: Wed Mar 14 16:57:23 2018 -0400

    Moved BigTable reference to design doc (#61)
---
 _docs-2-0/getting-started/design.md | 5 +++++
 index.html                          | 2 +-
 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/_docs-2-0/getting-started/design.md b/_docs-2-0/getting-started/design.md
index 7f6a880..f1ba58a 100644
--- a/_docs-2-0/getting-started/design.md
+++ b/_docs-2-0/getting-started/design.md
@@ -4,6 +4,10 @@ category: getting-started
 order: 1
 ---
 
+## Background
+
+The design of Apache Accumulo is inspired by Google's [BigTable paper].
+
 ## Data Model
 
 Accumulo provides a richer data model than simple key-value stores, but is not a
@@ -177,6 +181,7 @@ TabletServer failures are noted on the Master's monitor page, accessible
via
 
 ![failure handling]({{ site.url }}/images/docs/failure_handling.png)
 
+[BigTable paper]: https://research.google.com/archive/bigtable.html
 [monitor]: {{page.docs_baseurl}}/administration/monitoring-metrics#monitoring
 [tracing]: {{page.docs_baseurl}}/administration/tracing
 [clients]: {{page.docs_baseurl}}/getting-started/clients
diff --git a/index.html b/index.html
index f902a80..9f89e63 100644
--- a/index.html
+++ b/index.html
@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@ legal_notice: Apache Accumulo, Apache Hadoop, and the Accumulo project logo
are
       <h3>Apache Accumulo&reg; is a sorted, distributed key/value store that provides
robust, scalable data storage and retrieval.</h3>
       <a class="btn btn-success" href="downloads/" role="button"><i class="fa fa-download
fa-lg"></i> Download</a>
     </div>
-    <p id="home-description">Apache Accumulo is a key/value store based on the design
of Google's <a href="https://research.google.com/archive/bigtable.html">BigTable</a>.
Accumulo stores its data in <a href="https://hadoop.apache.org">Apache Hadoop</a>'s
HDFS and uses <a href="https://zookeeper.apache.org">Apache Zookeeper</a> for
consensus. While many users interact directly with Accumulo, several <a href="/related-projects">open
source projects</a> use Accumulo as their underlying store.</p>
+    <p id="home-description">With Apache Accumulo, users can store and manage large
data sets across a cluster. Accumulo uses <a href="https://hadoop.apache.org">Apache
Hadoop</a>'s HDFS to store its data and <a href="https://zookeeper.apache.org">Apache
ZooKeeper</a> for consensus. While many users interact directly with Accumulo, several
<a href="/related-projects">open source projects</a> use Accumulo as their underlying
store.</p>
     <p id="home-description">To learn more about Accumulo, take the <a href="/tour">Accumulo
tour</a>, read the <a href="/{{ site.latest_minor_release }}/accumulo_user_manual.html">user
manual</a> and run the Accumulo <a href="https://github.com/apache/accumulo-examples">example
code</a>. Feel free to <a href="/contact-us">contact us</a> if you have
any questions.
 
     <h3>Major Features</h3>

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