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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: GSOC Project
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 23:49:24 GMT

Great! Those are some issues really complement one another and will 
reduce the amount of Accumulo code you have to sift through to have 
something really worthwhile to show for your efforts.

As you move forward with getting started with Accumulo, please feel free 
to use this list and for any questions you 
might have getting started.

I'd like to encourage everyone else (committers/contributors especially) 
to take a moment to look at the tickets Supun listed below and provide 
any feedback or specifics you'd like to see relevant. The more 
information we can outline up front, the better! Thanks :D

On 03/27/2013 10:50 AM, Supun Kamburugamuva wrote:
> Hi Josh,
> I would like to take the following Jiras for the project scope.
> At the moment I'm trying to understand the architecture and run some
> basic samples so that I can get familiar with the project.
> Regards,
> Supun..
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 3:12 PM, Supun Kamburugamuva <> wrote:
>> Hi Josh,
>> Thank you for the detailed clarification. Now I understand the requirements.
>> I would like both options you've presented. I think as a start to the
>> project (since I'm new) improving the existing monitor will be a good
>> option. I can see one improvement in ACCUMULO-594 and there are
>> several others in the Jiras as well. What are the improvements that
>> you think will be best?
>> Thanks,
>> Supun..
>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Josh Elser <> wrote:
>>> Supun,
>>> Yup, you've caught on a bit to what I was getting at.
>>> The monitor, as Eric hinted as, grew out of necessity for debugging and
>>> development purposes of Accumulo. Functionality is typically added from a
>>> "it would be nice to know X" stance. Along this line, this is how
>>> ACCUMULO-594 came about.
>>> Thinking about optimizing the time we contribute to Accumulo, not having to
>>> write our own monitoring presentation would, theoretically, free up our time
>>> to work on issues inside of Accumulo. This is where the "kill the monitor"
>>> ticket comes from. Personally, creating functionality to hook up Accumulo to
>>> other presentation systems supplements what the monitor already shows, and
>>> it would take many Accumulo releases to generate enough confidence in a
>>> complete replacement that would merit remove of the existing monitor.
>>> Now, from your stance, it's up to you to decide what interests you most.
>>> Don't be afraid that contributions made to the Accumulo monitor will be
>>> invalidated. Any additions that Eric mentioned (not to mention many more
>>> that we haven't thought of) would be immediately useful for users. If you're
>>> familiar with other pieces of monitoring software and would like to work on
>>> connecting it to Accumulo, that'd be great too!
>>> Perhaps we can move towards what you'd like to get out of this experience
>>> and try to tailor the goals to meet that?
>>> On 3/26/13 11:35 AM, Supun Kamburugamuva wrote:
>>>> Hi Josh,
>>>> Thank you for the prompt response.
>>>> As Eric mentioned in ACCUMULO-594 I can see there are lot of things
>>>> that can be done in the monitoring space. Some of the things include
>>>> improving JMX. Also in one Jira it says to kind of abandon the monitor
>>>> and use another library (monitoring tool) for monitoring using JMX.
>>>> Also there are Jiras for improving the existing monitor visualization
>>>> as well. (so I'm bit confused)
>>>> As you've mentioned I think it would be really helpful to define the
>>>> scope.
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Supun..
>>>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:17 AM, Josh Elser <>
>>>>> Supun,
>>>>> I'd be happy to help out in this regard.
>>>>> I've been trying to catch up on what I need to do to be an "official"
>>>>> mentor, but we can use the dev list or the ACCUMULO-594 ticket to start
>>>>> documenting how and what you want to approach the project.
>>>>> I know the ticket was rather open-ended; perhaps we can work towards
>>>>> refining its scope a bit more? Start working towards getting you and
>>>>> of
>>>>> us on the same page.
>>>>> - Josh
>>>>> On 3/26/13 10:39 AM, Supun Kamburugamuva wrote:
>>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>> I would like to learn and contribute to projects in big data space
>>>>>> would really like to do a GSoc project in Accumulo. I'm a PHD student
>>>>>> at Indiana University and my research area is in Distributed Systems.
>>>>>> I'm also a committer to few Apache projects. I would like to take
>>>>>> project in Accumulo and contribute. Please let me know if this is
>>>>>> possible.
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Supun..
>> --
>> Supun Kamburugamuva
>> Member, Apache Software Foundation;
>> E-mail:;  Mobile: +1 812 369 6762
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