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Big Data Cloud Image


Fedora Cloud agreed to make a base image plus several tailored to specific purposes. This is one of the tailored ones, produced in collaboration with the Big Data SIG.


  • Name: Julien Eid
  • Name: Haïkel Guémar
  • Email:
  • Email: karlthered_gmail_com
  • Release notes owner:
  • Product: Fedora Big Data Cloud image
  • Responsible WG: Cloud

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 21
  • Last updated: April 8, 2014
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

Benefit to Fedora

The benefit to the platform is for people interested in large distributed "big data" applications that want to use Fedora while being able to spin up VM's or containers on a number of "cloud" platforms. It merges the ability to have distributed applications be easily spun up on a large number of virtualized machines.


  • Proposal owners: The developers must get a kickstart ready for a big data image that has the Hadoop ecosystem installed and configured for changes that distributed big data servers typically need. The developers may also if time is permitting work on a second big data image centering around the Apache Mesos ecosystem. The change does not affect large part of the distribution and does not block or affect other parts of the distribution.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: not a System Wide Change, but there will be a new image for release engineering to produce and handle.
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

N/A (not a System Wide Change)


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: No Big Data image until F22.
  • Contingency deadline: Since this is largely based on the Cloud Base Image plus additions, beta freeze is the deadline.
  • Blocks release? No
  • Blocks product? No


N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes