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From Sandeep Nayak <osgig...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Re-define: What is Helix
Date Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:25:27 GMT
I read through the response on the stackoverflow and from what I know
the crux of the Helix framework appears to be 'Automation of
Declarative State Management for Clustered Resources' ... now isn't
that a mouth-full :-)

I think any other capability with scaling etc is add-on to the core
competency of Helix.

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Shirshanka Das <shirshanka@gmail.com> wrote:
> Think about analogies to netty for network programming in Java
> _____________________________
> From: kishore g <g.kishore@gmail.com>
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 10:46 AM
> Subject: Re-define: What is Helix
> To: <user@helix.apache.org>, <dev@helix.apache.org>
> Hi,This is something that has been bothering most of us. Should we callHelix
> *"clustermanagement framework"*? Its a framework alright, but is it
> clustermanager?- I am not sure. Cluster management is a broad term and can
> meandifferent things to different people. But the most common understanding
> ofcluster management term is managing a set of machines and
> starting/stoppingprocesses on those machines. In other words, it cluster
> management issynonymous to a deployment solution.Because of this
> terminology, Helix is often compared with Mesos/YARN/Ambariand other
> frameworks that manage the start/stop of processes. I haveanswered this
> athttp://stackoverflow.com/questions/16401412/apache-helix-vs-yarn but
> everyone i talk to ask the same question again and again. For e.g. some
> oneasked if they can put together a Hadoop Cluster using Helix. Here is the
> Hadoopecosystem table where Helix islabelled as system deployment.I feel the
> best way to clear this confusion is re-brand Helix as somethingelse that
> helps one understand what it is and when can some one use it.What do others
> think. Any suggestions on what we should re-brand it as?thanks,Kishore G

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