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From Jiaqi Tan <>
Subject Re: Cloudera Desktop
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2009 08:17:35 GMT
Hi Jeff,

Two questions:

1. Are there plans to open-source, or provide an API, to Cloudera Desktop?

2. Will the Job Designer plug into Oozie/does it already do that right now?


On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 5:59 AM, Jeff Hammerbacher <> wrote:
> Hey Eric,
> Thanks for the feedback! At Cloudera, we use Get Satisfaction for customer
> comments; in the future, we'd love to have you post to
> with
> your feedback on the product.
> I agree that large clusters require different visualization techniques than
> small clusters. The Desktop metaphor will allow anyone to build system
> monitoring applications that target specific scenarios, e.g. very large
> clusters. The UI design for the Cluster Health dashboard that we shipped on
> Friday is one take on system monitoring and is intended to provide increased
> utility for the vast majority of Hadoop clusters we see in practice, which
> are under 200 nodes.
> We're certainly looking forward to folks breaking Cloudera Desktop in all
> sorts of ways and iterating on the product until we get it right.
> Regards,
> Jeff
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 6:11 PM, Eric Yang <> wrote:
>> This is the Cloudera Desktop demo for the Web based management UI. It is
>> more into tasks oriented functions instead of system monitoring.
>> >
>> >
>> Cloudera Desktop has similar use cases that I envisioned for chukwa.  The
>> only difference is the UI model.  There are many element aren¹t scalable in
>> their model.  For example, the system monitoring are showing as grid of
>> green and red lights.  It probably won¹t scale beyond 200 nodes.  Chukwa
>> has
>> visualization and summarization of the system state in heatmap.  Which
>> provides much more useful visualization for large scale cluster.  Something
>> to think about.
>> Regards,
>> Eric

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