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From Josh Elser <>
Subject Re: Hoya Proposal
Date Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:40:14 GMT
I wanted to weigh in on some of Steve's thoughts, I'm actually really
excited about being able to leverage Hoya inside of Accumulo itself.

We presently have a few system tests that rely on manual set up, which can
be frustrating to deal with on a beefy boxes (running multiple Accumulo
procs on a single host). Hoya drastically reduces the amount of effort it
takes to run these distributed tests in a 'closer to real' environment.
On Jan 15, 2014 8:36 AM, "Steve Loughran" <> wrote:

> On 15 January 2014 02:13, Andreas Neumann <> wrote:
> > I see. So is Hoya limited to HBase and Accumulo? Or is it open for any
> > other type of existing application? If so, won't it have some common
> > abstraction that is shared by all of them? That is where I see the
> > similarity with Twill.
> >
> >
> it started off as pure hbase, but now has the notion of a provider which
> has a client-side and server side
> client side
>  -helps set up the template JSON file to describe the cluster (e.g. adds
> default values),
>  -patches the configuration directory supplied at creation time with
> whatever options it wants (e.g links up & ZK settings in
> hbase-site.xml)
>  -does preflight validation of cluster options
>  -can also add its own .tar.gz to the resources of the AM (or any other
> resources)
> server side
>  -runs in the AM and sets up everything needed to run instances of a role
> (e.g. HBase master, Accumulo GC, ..)
>  -can run code in the AM to help set things up (e.g. Accumulo provider
> service runs bin/accumulo init if needed)
>  -TODO: liveness monitoring
> the requirements of an app to be deployable are
> > Whereas, if it is a separate effort for each existing application, say
> > HBase, then what is the end goal for Hoya when it comes out of
> incubation?
> > To merge it back into HBase proper?
> >
> >
> Now that it supports >1 application, it can't go into HBase. The individual
> provider services can (their implementation classes are worked out via the
> configuration.XML).
> But as we use the accumulo and HBase apps for testing, its really good to
> have them both in the hoya project right now -a project that builds
> downstream of both and needs
> to be given the Hadoop filesystem paths to .tar.gz files of each app.
> There's nothing to stop 3rd party apps joining in, indeed, one thing I'd
> like someone to do is actually have Hoya deploy SmartFrog .tar.gz files and
> pass down configurations that deploy applications -for example jetty-based
> web servers. That'd take an intern working at HP Labs over the summer,
> maybe
> -steve
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