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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "ClimateModelDiagnosticAnalyzerProposal" by LeiPan
Date Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:07:02 GMT
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  == Background and Rationale ==
+ == Current Status ==
+ The current version of AsterixDB was co-developed by a team of faculty, staff, and students
at UC Irvine and UC Riverside. The project was initiated as a large NSF-sponsored project
in 2009, the goal of which was to combine the best ideas from the parallel database world,
the then new Hadoop world, and the semi-structured (e.g., XML/JSON) data world in order to
create a next-generation BDMS. A first informal open source release was made four years later,
in June of 2013, under the Apache Software License 2.0.
+ == Meritocracy ==
+ The current developers are familiar with meritocratic open source development at Apache.
Apache was chosen specifically because we want to encourage this style of development for
the project.
+ == Community ==
+ While AsterixDB started as a university project it has developed into a community. A number
of the initial committers started contributing in academia and continue to actively participate
and contribute after graduation. And we seek to further develop developer and user communities.
One way to broaden the community that is ongoing is through academic collaborations (currently
with IIT Mumbai in India and TU Berlin in Germany). During incubation we will also explicitly
seek increased industrial participation.
+ Some indicators of the effort's development community and history can be found at:,
+ == Core Developers ==
+ The core developers of the project are diverse, although initially UC Irvine heavy (roughly
50%) due to the project's origins at UCI. The other 50% are from other academic institutions
(UC Riverside and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem) and companies (Couchbase, IBM, KACST
Saudi Arabia, Oracle, Saudi Aramco, X15 Software).
+ == Alignment ==
+ Apache is, by far, the most natural home for taking the AsterixDB project forward. A large
fraction of today's top Big Data technologies have their homes in Apache, including Hadoop,
YARN, Pig, Hive, Spark, Flink, HBase, Cassandra and others. AsterixDB fills a significant
gap -- the parallel data management system gap -- that exists in the Big Data open source
world. It is well-aligned with a number of the Apache projects, e.g., it has strong support
for accessing and indexing external data in HDFS, and it uses YARN as an answer to basic cluster
resource management. AsterixDB also seeks to achieve an Apache-style development model; it
is seeking a broader community of contributors and users in order to achieve its full potential
and value to the Big Data community.
+ There are also a number of related Apache projects and dependencies that will be mentioned
below in the Relationships with Other Apache products section.

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