Today, Amazon has released some important new work related to Apache Accumulo. Now Accumulo users can easily spin up Accumulo clusters utilizing Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce (EMR) Framework.
sqrrl is excited about this for a few reasons. First, we strongly support any effort to decrease the friction associated with installing and using Accumulo. Our engineering team consists of many of the original developers of Accumulo, and we are eager to further increase the Accumulo user base. Secondly, our software product, sqrrl enterprise, runs on top of Apache Accumulo and Apache Hadoop, and Amazon’s efforts with ERM provide our customers with another use pattern for our product.