Welcome to the home of the Apache Bigtop space!
The primary goal of Bigtop is to build a community around the packaging, deployment 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.
Build, packaging and integration test code that depends upon official releases of the Apache Hadoop-related projects (HDFS, MapReduce, HBase, Hive, Pig, ZooKeeper, etc...) is developed and released by this project. As bugs and other issues are found we expect these to be fixed upstream.
Apache Bigtop has several purposes.
For simple and easy testing of bigtop deployment and smoke tests, you can run Vagrant Provisioner or Docker Provisioner, which demonstrate round trip setup, testing of a bigtop distribution on different platforms.
Details are in the links below.