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Summary:

Hortonworks has released a set of icons for illustrating the roles of various Hadoop-ecosystem components in flow charts and other architectural diagrams. Earth-shattering? No. Helpful if you’re stuck trying to build a PowerPoint slide about your big data environment? Probably.

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The team at Hortonworks is all about Hadoop software, and now it’s getting into the PowerPoint business, too. Well, not technically, but the company did just release a set of icons that anybody can use to build flow charts and other visual representations of their big data architectures.

Granted, it’s done in the company’s color scheme, but that doesn’t make it any less useful. If you’re hoping a Hadoop newbie is going to grok that Ambari means “monitoring,” Oozie means “scheduling” or Flume means “data ingestion” without needing a formal explanation, little icons suggesting those functions don’t hurt. There are also basic icons for standard data center components such as storage types and networking components.

I’ll be anxiously awaiting the Cloudera, MapR, EMC and Intel distributions of Hadoop iconography.

  1. Ambari means monitoring?

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  2. Good attempt- will be better to have an industry wide standardization – may be can come from Apache desk.

    Suggest the following could be added:

    Analytics & Intelligence – Mahout

    Visualization –

    Appliances –

    Also, I would expect a better name for Hive, Pig, Tez layer to denote function. From my perspective, ‘Data interaction’ fits better than ‘Processing Engine’ to sound less confusing with MapReduce or YARN.

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