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From Supun Kamburugamuva <>
Subject Re: GSOC Project
Date Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:12:52 GMT
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?


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 <> wrote:
>>> 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 all
>>> 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 and
>>>> 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 a
>>>> project in Accumulo and contribute. Please let me know if this is
>>>> possible.
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Supun..

Supun Kamburugamuva
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