Apache Bigtop is a project for the development of packaging and tests of the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.
The primary goal of Bigtop is to build a community around the packaging and interoperability testing of Hadoop-related projects. This includes testing at various levels (packaging, platform, runtime, upgrade, etc…) developed by a community with a focus on the system as a whole, rather than individual projects.
BigTop makes it easier to deploy Hadoop Ecosystem projects including:
Apache Solr (SolrCloud)
Apache Crunch (incubating)
The list of supported Linux platforms has expanded to include:
CentOS/RHEL 5 and 6
Fedora 17 and 18
SuSE Linux Enterprise 11
Ubuntu LTS Lucid (10.04) and Precise (12.04)
Ubuntu Quantal (12.10)