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From Supun Kamburugamuva <>
Subject Re: GSOC Project
Date Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:50:02 GMT
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.


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 <> 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..
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> Supun Kamburugamuva
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Supun Kamburugamuva
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