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From Pierre Smits <pierre.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Amaterasu Incubator Proposal
Date Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:40:14 GMT
Looking forward to seeing this project onboarding.

Best regards,

Pierre Smits

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On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:17 PM, Ross Gardler <ross@gardler.org> wrote:

> Exciting stuff, it may have already been said but the name is pretty bad.
> To my (native) English ear it sounds like "Amateur".
>
> Ross
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jean-Baptiste Onofré [mailto:jb@nanthrax.net]
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 11:39 PM
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Apache Amaterasu Incubator Proposal
>
> Hi all,
>
> gently reminder about this thread.
>
> I would like to start a formal vote pretty soon.
>
> Thanks,
> Regards
> JB
>
> On 03/07/2017 09:49 PM, Jean-Baptiste Onofré wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I would like to submit a new proposal to bring Amaterasu to the Apache
> > Software Foundation incubator.
> >
> > The proposal is included below and available on the wiki:
> >
> > https://wiki.apache.org/incubator/AmaterasuProposal
> >
> > We are eager to get your comments and questions.
> >
> > Thanks !
> > JB (on behalf of the Amaterasu community)
> >
> > = Apache Amaterasu =
> >
> > == Abstract ==
> >
> > Apache Amaterasu is a framework providing continuous deployment for
> > Big Data pipelines.
> >
> > It provides the following capabilities:
> >
> >  * '''Continuous integration''' tools to '''package pipelines and run
> tests'''.
> >  * A repository to store those packaged applications: the
> > '''applications repository'''.
> >  * A repository to store the pipelines, and engine configuration (for
> > instance, location of the Spark master, etc.): per environment - the
> > '''configuration repository'''.
> >  * A '''dashboard''' to monitor the pipelines.
> >  * A '''DSL and integration hooks''' allowing third parties to easily
> integrate.
> >
> > == Proposal ==
> >
> > Amaterasu is a simple and powerful framework to build and dispense
> pipelines.
> > It aims to help data engineers and data scientists to compose,
> > configure, test, package, deploy and execute data pipelines written
> > using multiple tools, languages and frameworks. Amaterasu provides a
> > standard repo structure to package big data pipelines, a YAML based
> > Domain Specific Languages (DSL) for data engineers, data scientists
> > and operations engineers to manage complex pipelines throughout their
> entire lifecycle (Dev, UAT, Prod, etc.).
> >
> > == Background ==
> >
> > Amaterasu is a relatively new project that was created to deal with
> > some of the issues that as Consultants, we have seen recurring at
> different client sites.
> > Mainly the need to continuously deploy complex pipelines built in
> > multiple tools and languages.
> > Amaterasu started as a pet project and is currently being evaluated by
> > a couple of organizations, supported by the contributors, on a
> > personal time and voluntary bases.
> >
> > == Rational ==
> >
> > As software engineers working on big data projects we have straggled
> > for a long time to apply the same CI/CD practices that have become the
> > standard in the software industry for the last few years. While some
> > of them are possible, for example Apache Spark is easy to unit test.
> > However large scale pipelines are more complex and often use data,
> > which might be un-structured as integration point, which requires heavy
> integration tests.
> >
> > To automate such tests and complex deployments, we have found the need
> > to often handcraft scripts and use a mixture tools, so we have decided
> > to finally build a tool we can apply in a general way and not on a
> project by project basis.
> >
> > Another issue Amaterasu is trying to tackle is the Integrating between
> > the work of software engineers, data scientists, and sometimes
> > operations engineers. The approach Amaterasu takes to integrate
> > between those three schools of thought it to provide a simple YAML
> > based DSL that provides a simple way to integrate different pipeline
> > written in the native tools for each task (R, Spark in different
> languages, etc.).
> >
> > == Initial Goals ==
> >
> > Our initial goals are to bring Amaterasu into the ASF, transition
> > internal engineering processes into the open, and foster a
> > collaborative development model according to the "Apache Way".
> >
> > In addition, we intend to continue the development of Amaterasu, add
> > new features as well as  integrate better with other frameworks,
> including:
> >
> >  * Apache Arrow
> >  * Apache Hive
> >  * Apache Drill
> >  * Apache Beam
> >  * Apache YARN
> >  * Farther and more complete integration with Apache Spark
> >
> > Other frameworks will be evaluated after those initial goals are reached.
> >
> > == Current Status ==
> >
> > Amaterasu is preview state but provide a large set of features. We
> > plan to stabilize and head to a first production ready release during
> > the incubation process. The current license is already Apache 2.0.
> >
> > === Meritocracy ===
> >
> > We intend to radically expand the initial developer and user community
> > by running the project in accordance with the "Apache Way". Users and
> > new contributors will be treated with respect and welcomed. By
> > participating in the community and providing quality patches/support
> > that move the project forward, they will earn merit. They also will be
> > encouraged to provide non-code contributions (documentation, events,
> > community management, etc.) and will gain merit for doing so. Those
> > with a proven support and quality track record will be encouraged to
> become committers.
> >
> > === Community ===
> >
> > As a relatively new project, Amaterasu has a small, but growing
> community.
> > Amaterasu is an open project, not just with it’s source code but also
> > with our discussions which are held openly in our slack
> > https://shintoio.slack.com which contains channels for design, tech and
> future directions discussions.
> >
> > If Amaterasu is accepted for incubation, the primary initial goal is
> > to build a large and strong community. We are confident that Amaterasu
> > can become a key project for big data operations, which hopefully will
> > create a large community of users and developers.
> >
> > === Known Risks ===
> >
> > Development has been sponsored mostly by a one company. For the
> > project to fully transition to the Apache Way governance model,
> > development must shift towards the meritocracy-centric model of
> > growing a community of contributors balanced with the needs for extreme
> stability and core implementation coherency.
> >
> > === Orphaned products ===
> >
> > We are fully committed on Amaterasu. A few organizations have
> > expressed their interest in using Amaterasu.
> >
> > === Inexperience with Open Source ===
> >
> > We have been developing and using open source software for a long time.
> > Additionally, several ASF veterans have agreed to mentor the project
> > and they are listed in this proposal. The project will rely on their
> > guidance and collective wisdom to quickly transition the entire team
> > of initial committers towards practicing the Apache Way.
> >
> > === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
> >
> > Most of the current contributors are employed in the Big Data space.
> > While they might wander from their current employers, they are
> > unlikely to venture far from their core expertises and thus will
> > continue to be engaged with the project regardless of their current
> employers.
> >
> > === An Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand ===
> >
> > While we intend to leverage the Apache ‘branding’ when talking to
> > other projects as testament of our project’s ‘neutrality’, we have no
> > plans for making use of Apache brand in press releases nor posting
> > billboards advertising acceptance of Amaterasu into Apache Incubator.
> >
> > The main purpose in applying for Apache incubation is due to the fact
> > that Amaterasu is built with integration already in mind for many
> > tools which are Apache projects, and we see Amaterasu as an extension
> > of these projects. We hope that by being an Apache project, we can
> > integrate better, and collaborate more effectively with the relevant
> > projects. As Amaterasu matures, we see mutual benefits for all involved.
> >
> > === Initial Source ===
> >
> > https://github.com/shintoio/amaterasu
> >
> > === External Dependencies ===
> >
> > All external dependencies are licensed under an Apache 2.0 license or
> > Apache-compatible license. As we grow the Amaterasu community we will
> > configure our build process to require and validate all contributions
> > and dependencies are licensed under the Apache 2.0 license or are under
> an Apache-compatible license.
> >
> >  * Apache Spark
> >  * Apache Hadoop
> >  * Apache Maven (maven-core)
> >  * Apache Commons
> >  * Apache Log4j
> >  * Apache Mesos
> >  * Apache Zookeeper
> >  * Apache Curator
> >  * Scala
> >  * Junit
> >  * Py4j
> >
> > Future versions are planned to integrate with:
> >
> >  * Apache YARN
> >  * Apache Hive
> >  * Apache Drill
> >
> > === Required Resources ===
> >
> > ==== Mailing lists ====
> >
> >  * private@amaterasu.incubator.apache.org (moderated subscriptions)
> >  * commits@amaterasu.incubator.apache.org
> >  * dev@amaterasu.incubator.apache.org
> >  * issues@amaterasu.incubator.apache.org
> >
> > ==== Git Repository ====
> >
> >  * https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/incubator-amaterasu.git
> >
> > ==== Issue Tracking ====
> >
> >  * JIRA Project Amaterasu
> >
> > ==== Initial Committers =====
> >
> >  * Yaniv Rodenski
> >  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> >  * Eyal Ben Ivri
> >  * Karel Alfonso
> >  * Kirupagaran (Kirupa) Devarajan
> >  * Nadav Har Tzvi
> >
> > ==== Affiliations ====
> >
> >  * Yaniv Rodenski - Shinto
> >  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré - Talend
> >  * Olivier Lamy - Webtide
> >
> > ==== Sponsors ====
> >
> > ==== Champion ====
> >
> >  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> >
> > ==== Mentors ====
> >
> >  * Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> >  * Olivier Lamy
> >
> > ==== Sponsoring Entity ====
> >
> > The Apache Incubator
> >
>
> --
> Jean-Baptiste Onofré
> jbonofre@apache.org
> http://blog.nanthrax.net
> Talend - http://www.talend.com
>
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