October 25, 2016 | Written by: Rohan Vaidyanathan
Categorized: Community | Data Analytics
Share this post:
Thank you for using the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Beta service on Bluemix. We have had a successful Beta of the Basic plan on BigInsights for Apache Hadoop. We’ve incorporated your feedback into the Basic plan that was launched in August this year. The Basic plan provides a way for users to spin up Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark clusters within a few minutes. Integration with the Object Storage service allows data to persist independent of HDFS in the cluster — allowing clusters to be deleted without fear of data movement or loss.
We’d like to inform you that we are retiring the beta of the BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Basic plan on October 25, 2016. The Basic Plan will be available as a GA offering and we will share updates on this soon. The Enterprise Plan will continue to be available as a GA offering and there are no changes to it at this point.
What you need to know
- End of Marketing Date: As of November 24, 2016, you will no longer be able to provision new BigInsights for Apache Hadoop Beta instances. However, existing instances will continue to be supported.
- End of Support Date: For a period of 30 days after the End of Marketing Date, through December 24, 2016, all existing instances will continue to be available to users through their Bluemix dashboard, and will continue to be supported by BigInsights for Apache Hadoop.
- Any Beta instance still provisioned as of the End of Support Date will be deleted.
- Users are therefore asked to unprovision their BigInsights for Apache Hadoop service Beta instance(s) prior to the End of Support Date.
We encourage existing BigInsights for Apache Hadoop users to move their data to the Object Storage service or their local machines. This data can then be moved over into the new clusters that you may create through the GA version of the service. This can be done by simply associating the same object store with the cluster while creating it. This simple tutorial demonstrates how to connect an object store and copy data over.
Sign up for Bluemix. It’s free!