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From Davanum Srinivas <dava...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Cassandra into the Incubator
Date Wed, 24 Dec 2008 04:52:08 GMT
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+1 from me.

- -- dims

Otis Gospodnetic wrote:
> +1
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> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Ian Holsman <lists@holsman.net>
>> To: general@incubator.apache.org
>> Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 5:01:37 PM
>> Subject: [VOTE] Accept Cassandra into the Incubator
>>
>>
>> Dear Incubator PMC,
>>
>> There has been some discussion around the Cassandra proposal,
>> and we would now like to officially propose Cassandra to the Incubator
>> for consideration..
>>
>> Please vote on accepting Cassandra project for incubation. The full
>> Cassandra proposal is available at the end of this message and as a wiki
>> page at http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/Cassandra. We ask the
>> Incubator PMC to sponsor the Cassandra podling, with Brian as the Champion, and 
>> Torsten, Matthieu, and Ian volunteering to mentor as well.
>>
>> The vote is open for the next 72 hours and only votes from the
>> Incubator PMC are binding.
>>
>> [ ] +1 Accept Cassandra as a new podling
>> [ ] -1 Do not accept the new podling (provide reason, please)
>>
>> ----
>> = Abstract =
>>
>> Cassandra is a distributed storage system for managing structured/unstructured 
>> data while providing reliability at a massive scale.
>>
>> = Background =
>>
>> Development of Cassandra started in Facebook in June 2007. It started of a 
>> system to solve the Inbox Search problem and since then has
>> matured to solve various storage problems associated with 
>> structured/unstructured data.
>>
>> = Rationale =
>>
>> Cassandra is a distributed storage system for managing structured data that is 
>> designed to scale to a very large size across many commodity servers, with no 
>> single point of failure.
>> The philosophy behind the design of the storage portion of Cassandra is that it 
>> be able to satisfy the requirements of applications that demand storage of large

>> amounts of structured data. Reliability at massive scale is a very big 
>> challenge. Outages in the service can have significant negative impact. Hence 
>> Cassandra aims to run on top of an infrastructure of hundreds of nodes  
>> (possibly spread across different datacenters). At this scale, small and large 
>> components fail continuously; the way Cassandra manages the persistent state in 
>> the face of these failures drives the reliability and scalability of the 
>> software systems relying on this service.
>>
>> = Initial Source =
>>
>> Intial Source can be obtained from the following site - 
>> http://the-cassandra-project.googlecode.com/svn/branches/development/. The 
>> mailing list is currently maintained at the same site.
>> We will move it over to Apache once this proposal has been accepted.
>>
>> = Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan =
>>
>> = External Dependencies =
>> * All dependencies have Apache compatible licenses. Dependencies are log4j, 
>> Thrift, Apache Commons.
>>
>> = Cryptography =
>> * None
>> = Committers =
>>
>> * Avinash Lakshman
>> * Prashant Malik
>> * Kannan Muthukkaruppan
>> * Jiansheng Huang
>> * Dan Dumitriu
>>
>> = Current Status =
>> == Meritocracy ==
>>
>> * Though initial development was done at Facebook, Cassandra was intended to be 
>> released as an open source project from its inception. Environment will lend 
>> itself to support meritocracy at all times.
>>
>> == Community ==
>> * Folks who are actively considering deploying/prototyping Cassandra in their 
>> respective organizations.
>>
>> == Core Developers ==
>> * Avinash Lakshman
>> * Prashant Malik
>> * Kannan Muthukkaruppan
>>
>> == License ==
>> * The Cassandra codebase is Apache 2.0 licensed, and currently hosted at Google 
>> Code.
>> = Known Risks/Avoiding the Warning Signs =
>>
>> == Orphaned Products ==
>> * Cassandra is already deployed within Facebook and many other organizations are

>> actively moving to deploy this in production. Original developers
>> are and will actively stay involved and hence there is no realistic chance of it

>> getting orphaned.
>>
>> == Homogenous Developers ==
>> * The current list of committers includes developers from different companies. 
>> The committers are geographically distributed across the U.S.
>>
>> == Reliance on Salaried Developers ==
>> * Yes. But don't expect this to be a risk of any nature.
>>
>> == Relationships with Other Apache Products ==
>> * The Cassandra project is 'similar' to hbase/HDFS in concept, but Cassandra is 
>> more geared for Online web site usage than batch. It also doesn't have a single 
>> point of failure, which makes it interesting as well.
>>
>> * Cassandra makes use of the Thrift project.
>>
>> == An excessive fascination with the Apache brand ==
>> * Cassandra has already attracted a stable base of users. There are at least 3 
>> companies who are planning to use Cassandra in production as far as we know. The

>> reasons for joining Apache are not to advertise the project, but rather to 
>> demonstrate the commitment to open source by divorcing the trunk from any one 
>> corporation and pursuing further integration with other Apache projects.
>>
>> = Required Resources =
>> == Mailing lists ==
>>
>> Once the project is approved, the following mailing lists will be used for 
>> discussion.
>> * cassandra-user@incubator.apache.org 
>>
>>
>> == Subversion Directory ==
>>
>> *[WWW] https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator/cassandra    == Issue Tracking

>> ==
>>
>> * JIRA Cassandra
>>
>> = Sponsors =
>>
>> == Champion ==
>> * Brian McCallister    == Mentors ==
>> * Torsten Curdt    * Brian McCallister
>> * Matthieu Riou
>> * Ian Holsman
>>
>> == Sponsoring Entity ==
>> * Incubator  
>>
>>
>>
>>
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