As part of our recent acquisition of Driven, Xplenty is also taking charge of Cascading, the popular open source project that is used to create and execute complex data processing workflows on Hadoop clusters. The Cascading framework is utilized in companies such as Twitter, Expedia, Capital One, and many more small startups and large enterprises. All of them discovered the value that the framework provides to their Big Data architecture. As a company focused on delivering the best cloud-based data integration service, The Cascading project was very appealing to us, and we look forward to continuing to develop it for our users.

Cascading has always been open-source and user-driven, and we intend to keep it that way moving forward. While we are beginning this new chapter, Chris Wensel has generously offered to stay involved with the community and help keep everything flowing in the right direction, even as he moves on to his new projects. We are committed to working with Chris to ensure that Cascading continues running smoothly.

And just as we value his assistance, we also value the input of all of Cascading’s community, developers and users alike. As the sponsors of the project, we want the community to continue to contribute, suggest, and offer insights to us. If you are interested in being a contributor at any level, we encourage you to contact us.