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Apache Ambari


Apache Ambari is a cluster management tool for Apache Hadoop.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21
  • Last updated: 7 April 2014
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

The Apache Ambari project is aimed at making Hadoop management simpler by developing software for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters. Ambari provides an intuitive, easy-to-use Hadoop management web UI backed by its RESTful APIs.

Benefit to Fedora

Apache Ambari packaging is an initial step towards providing provisioning and management for the emerging Hadoop stack developed for Fedora.


  • Proposal owners: The Pig package has been accepted into Fedora and provides all the functionality from the upstream release with the exception of jython (version) and parquet (unpackaged) support.
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

An upstream quickstart guide is available here which describes setup and simple examples.

User Experience

Users should be able to use the Ambari server to configure, install, and deploy HDP Hadoop stacks on Centos/RHEL/SLES from Hortonworks repos.


N/A with respect to Fedora Hadoop ecosystem (native agent support is disabled)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? N/A


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes

Fedora 21 includes Apache Ambari, the Hadoop cluster manager.