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From Jake Farrell <>
Subject Re: finding a Champion
Date Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:44:04 GMT
Hey Roberto
Have you looked into Apache HTrace (incubating)?


On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 11:48 AM, Roberto Attias <> wrote:

> Hi John,thanks for your reply. Here is a brief description of the project
> and its current state.
> Project Description
> The project consists of a framework for concurrent and distributed
> tracing. I've been working on tracing at CISCO and Facebook for the last
> few years, and am now in the process of moving somewhere else, hence I'm
> interested in consolidating the experience I've accumulated into a new,
> open source framework with clean room implementation.
> The framework comprises of:
>    - a producer API to instrument distributed system with, with support
> for all major programming languages. The API allows for pluggable sinks to
> target generation of traces in local files, integration with Kafka, or
> other event case of use of an event bus, a distributed service
> that consumes from it and stores in a persistent storage. The service will
> provide support for event storage, integrating with various storage,
> including Apache HBase
>    - A distributed service for batch trace analysis. This service
> continuously runs analysis script on traces flowing through the event bus.
> scripts can be dynamically added by users.
>    - A set of trace visualization tools.
> One of the goals for this framework is the ability to scale from
> single-host applications, where it would not require running any server, to
> large scale distributed environment where it would allow running a
> fault-tolerant set of services.
> Process State
> The framework is in its early stage of development, but one element exist
> that will serve as bases for one the visualization tools. MSCViewer is and
> open source, trace visualization and analysis tool on Github. The tool is
> currently in use inside CiSCO. See,
> and it's manual:
> manual/mscviewer.pdf
> What I'm looking for
> At this stage I'm looking for mainly for feedback on whether a project in
> this early stage can or should be an Apache Incubation Project, and if so
> how to find a champion for it. If projects have to be more mature to enter
> the incubation stage I'll keep working on it and come back later.
> Thanks,                    Roberto
>       From: John D. Ament <>
>  To:; Roberto Attias <
>  Sent: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 2:31 PM
>  Subject: Re: finding a Champion
> HI Roberto & Welcome!
> It might be a good thing to post some information about your project, what
> it does, if theres any existing source or community point links to it.
> Seeing something vibrant and functioning will definitely draw out a
> champion.
> John
> On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 5:05 PM Roberto Attias <>
> wrote:
> Hello,this is my first email on this mailing list. I'm looking for a
> champion to incubate a project. I wrote to a couple of people from projects
> which have some relation, but neither replied, so I suspect I'm doing
> something wrong. At this stage I'm looking for feedback on whether there
> might be interest, and if so whether the project should be incubated right
> now, or at a later stage.
> Any feedback on how to find somebody to discuss this with is welcome.
> Thanks,
>            Roberto

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