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From Suma Shivaprasad <sumasai.shivapra...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Apache Atlas into Apache Incubator
Date Tue, 05 May 2015 15:24:05 GMT
+1(non binding)

Thanks
Suma

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 8:23 PM, Venkat Ranganathan <
vranganathan@hortonworks.com> wrote:

> +1 (non binding)
>
> Minor nit: Please update my email address to venkatrangan@apache.org
>
> Thanks
>
> Venkat
>
>
>
> On 5/1/15, 12:26 AM, "Seetharam Venkatesh" <venkatesh@innerzeal.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Hello folks,
> >
> >Following the discussion earlier in the thread: http://s.apache.org/r2
> >
> >I would like to call a VOTE for accepting Apache Atlas as a new incubator
> >project.
> >
> >The proposal is available at:
> >https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AtlasProposal
> >Also, the text of the latest wiki proposal is included at the bottom of
> >this email.
> >
> >The VOTE is open for at least the next 72 hours:
> >
> > [ ] +1 accept Apache Atlas into the Apache Incubator
> > [ ] ±0 Abstain
> > [ ] -1 because...
> >
> >Of course I am +1! (non-binding)
> >
> >Thanks!
> >
> >
> >= Apache Atlas Proposal =
> >
> >== Abstract ==
> >
> >Apache Atlas is a scalable and extensible set of core foundational
> >governance services that enables enterprises to effectively and
> efficiently
> >meet their compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration
> >with the complete enterprise data ecosystem.
> >
> >== Proposal ==
> >
> >Apache Atlas allows agnostic governance visibility into Hadoop, these
> >abilities are enabled through a set of core foundational services powered
> >by a flexible metadata repository.
> >
> >These services include:
> >
> > * Search and Lineage for datasets
> > * Metadata driven data access control
> > * Indexed and Searchable Centralized Auditing operational Events
> > * Data lifecycle management – ingestion to disposition
> > * Metadata interchange with other metadata tools
> >
> >== Background ==
> >
> >Hadoop is one of many platforms in the modern enterprise data ecosystem
> and
> >requires governance controls commensurate with this reality.
> >
> >Currently, there is no easy or complete way to provide comprehensive
> >visibility and control into Hadoop audit, lineage, and security for
> >workflows that require Hadoop and non-Hadoop processing.
> >
> >Many solutions are usually point based, and require a monolithic
> >application workflow.  Multi-tenancy and concurrency are problematic as
> >these offerings are not aware of activity outside of their narrow focus.
> >
> >As Hadoop gains greater popularity, governance concerns will become
> >increasingly vital to increasing maturity and furthering adoption. It is a
> >particular barrier to expanding enterprise data under management.
> >
> >== Rationale ==
> >
> >Atlas will address issues previously discussed by providing governance
> >capabilities in Hadoop -- using both a prescriptive and forensic model
> >enriched by business taxonomical metadata.    Atlas, at its core, is
> >designed to exchange metadata with other tools and processes within and
> >outside of the Hadoop stack -- enable governance controls that are truly
> >platform agnostic and effectively (and defensibly) address compliance
> >concerns.
> >
> >Initially working with a group of leading partners in several industries,
> >Atlas is built to solve specific real world governance problems that
> >accelerate product maturity and time to value.
> >
> >Atlas aims to grow a community to help build a widely adopted pattern for
> >governance, metadata modeling and exchange in Hadoop – which will advance
> >the interests for the whole community.
> >
> >== Current Status ==
> >
> >An initial version with a valuable set of features is developed by the
> list
> >of initial committers and is hosted on github.
> >
> >=== Meritocracy ===
> >
> >Our intent with this proposal is to start building a diverse  developer
> >community around Atlas following the Apache meritocracy model. We have
> >wanted to make the project open source and encourage contributors from
> >multiple organizations from the start.
> >
> >We plan to provide plenty of support to new developers and to quickly
> >recruit those who make solid contributions to committer status.
> >
> >=== Community ===
> >
> >We are happy to report that the initial team already represents multiple
> >organizations. We hope to extend the user and developer base further in
> the
> >future and build a solid open source community around Atlas.
> >
> >=== Core Developers ===
> >
> >Atlas development is currently being led by engineers from Hortonworks –
> >Harish Butani, Venkatesh Seetharam, Shwetha G S, and Jon Maron. All the
> >engineers have deep expertise in Hadoop and are quite familiar with the
> >Hadoop Ecosystem.
> >
> >=== Alignment ===
> >
> >The ASF is a natural host for Atlas given that it is already the home of
> >Hadoop, Falcon, Hive,  Pig, Oozie, Knox, Ranger, and other emerging “big
> >data” software projects.
> >
> >Atlas has been designed to solve the data governance challenges and
> >opportunities of the Hadoop ecosystem family of products as well as
> >integration to the tradition Enterprise Data ecosystem.
> >
> >Atlas fills the gap that the Hadoop Ecosystem has been lacking in the
> areas
> >of data governance and compliance management.
> >
> >== Known Risks ==
> >
> >=== Orphaned products & Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >The core developers plan to work full time on the project. There is very
> >little risk of Atlas getting orphaned.  A prototype of Atlas is in use and
> >being actively developed by several companies and have vested interest in
> >its continued vitality and adoption.
> >
> >=== Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >Many of the core developers are PMC and committers of Apache. Harish
> Butani
> >is PMC Apache Hive, Venkatesh Seetharam is PMC on Apache Falcon and Apache
> >Knox, Shwetha GS is PMC on Apache Falcon and Apache Oozie committer.
> >
> >=== Homogeneous Developers ===
> >The current core developers are from diverse set of organizations such as
> >Hortonworks, Aetna, JPMC, Merck, SAS, Schlumberger and Target. We expect
> to
> >quickly establish a
> >developer  community that includes contributors from additional
> >organizations post incubation.
> >
> >=== Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >Currently, most developers are paid to do work on Atlas but few are
> >contributing  in their spare time. However, once the project has a
> >community built around it post incubation, we expect to get  additional
> >committers and developers from outside the current core developers.
> >
> >=== Relationships with Other Apache Products ===
> >Atlas is going to be used by the users of Apache Hadoop and the Hadoop
> >ecosystem in general – particularly with Apache Falcon and Apache Ranger
> >for rationalizing data lifecycle and security policies respectively.
> >
> >=== A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >While we respect the reputation of the Apache brand and have no doubts
> that
> >it  will attract contributors and users, our interest is primarily to give
> >Atlas a solid home as an open source project following an established
> >development model.  We have also given reasons in the Rationale and
> >Alignment sections.
> >
> >== Documentation ==
> >http://people.apache.org/~venkatesh/atlas/
> >
> >== Initial Source ==
> >The source is currently hosted at:
> >http://people.apache.org/~venkatesh/atlas/
> >
> >== Source and Intellectual Property Submission Plan ==
> >The complete Atlas code is under Apache Software License 2.
> >
> >== External Dependencies ==
> >The dependencies all have Apache compatible licenses. These include BSD,
> >MIT licensed dependencies.
> >
> >== Cryptography ==
> >None
> >
> >== Required Resources ==
> >
> >=== Mailing lists ===
> >
> > * atlas-dev AT incubator DOT apache DOT org
> > * atlas-commits AT incubator DOT apache DOT org
> > * atlas-private AT incubator DOT apache DOT org
> >
> >=== Subversion Directory ===
> >Git is the preferred source control system: git://git.apache.org/atlas
> >
> >=== Issue Tracking ===
> >JIRA Atlas
> >
> >== Initial Committers ==
> >
> > * Venkatesh Seetharam (venkatesh AT apache DOT org)
> > * Harish Butani (rhbutani AT apache DOT org)
> > * Shwetha Shivalingamurthy (shwethags AT apache DOT org)
> > * Jon Maron (jmaron AT hortonworks DOT com)
> > * Andrew Ahn  (aahn AT hortonworks DOT com)
> > * David Kaspar (david DOT kaspar AT merck DOT com)
> > * Ivo Lasek (ivo DOT lasek AT merck DOT com)
> > * Dennis Fusaro (fusarod AT aetna DOT com)
> > * Chris Hyzer (hyzerc AT aetna DOT com)
> > * Daniel Markwat (markwatd  AT aetna DOT com)
> > * Greg Senia (seniag AT aetna DOT com)
> > * James Vollmer (james DOT vollmer AT target DOT com)
> > * Aaron Dossett (aaron DOT dossett AT target DOT com)
> > * Mitch Schussler(Mitch DOT Schussler AT jpmorgan DOT com)
> > * Viswanath Avasarala  (VAvasarala AT SLB dot com)
> > * Anil Varma (AVarma AT SLB dot com)
> > * Barbara Stortz (Barbara DOT stortz AT sap DOT com)
> > * Srikanth Sundarrajan (sriksun AT apache DOT org)
> > * Suresh Srinivas (suresh AT hortonworks DOT org)
> > * Venkat Ranganathan (vranganathan AT hortonworks DOT com)
> >
> >== Affiliations ==
> >
> > * Venkatesh Seetharam (Hortonworks)
> > * Harish Butani (Hortonworks)
> > * Swetha Shivalingamurthy (Hortonworks)
> > * Jon Maron (Hortonworks)
> > * Andrew Ahn (Hortonworks)
> > * David Kasper (Merck)
> > * Ivo Lasek (Merck)
> > * Dennis Fusaro (Aetna)
> > * Chris Hyzer (Aetna)
> > * Daniel Markwat (Aetna)
> > * Greg Senia (Aetna)
> > * James Vollmer (Target)
> > * Aaron Dossett  (Target)
> > * Schussler, Mitch  (JPMC)
> > * Viswanath Avasarala  (Schlumberger)
> > * Anil Varma (Schlumberger)
> > * Barbara Stortz (SAP)
> > * Srikanth Sundarrajan (InMobi)
> > * Suresh Srinivas (Hortonworks)
> > * Venkat Ranganathan (Hortonworks)
> >
> >== Sponsors ==
> >
> >=== Champion ===
> > * Jitendra Nath Pandey (jitendra AT apache DOT org)
> >
> >=== Nominated Mentors ===
> > * Arun Murthy  (acmurthy AT apache DOT org)
> > * Chris Douglas (cdouglas AT apache DOT org)
> > * Jakob Homan (jghoman AT apache DOT org)
> > * Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli (vinodkv AT apache DOT org)
> >
> >=== Sponsoring Entity ===
> >Incubator PMC
> >
> >--
> >Regards,
> >Venkatesh
> >
> >“Perfection (in design) is achieved not when there is nothing more to add,
> >but rather when there is nothing more to take away.”
> >- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
>

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