Doug Cutting, co-creator of Apache Hadoop, will discuss the current state of the Apache Hadoop open source ecosystem and its trajectory for the future. Doug will highlight trends and changes happening throughout the platform, including new additions and important improvements. He will address the implications of how different components of the stack work together to form a coherent and efficient platform. He will draw particular attention to Big Top, a project initiated by Cloudera to build a community around the packaging and interoperability testing of Hadoop-related projects with the goal of providing a consistent and interoperable framework. Cutting will also discuss the latest additions in CDH4 and the platform roadmap for CDH.