Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Hop™ Open Source Data Orchestration Platform as a Top-Level Project


Wilmington, DE, Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, today announced Apache® Hop™ as a high-level project (TLP).

Apache Hop, the Hop Orchestration Platform, is a flexible, metadata-driven data integration, orchestration, and engineering platform. The project was born more than two decades ago when the Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) Kettle (Pentaho Data Integration) platform, was refactored over several years and entered the Apache incubator in September 2020.

“We are thrilled to have successfully adopted ‘The Apache Way’ and graduated from the Apache Incubator,” said Bart Maertens, vice president of Apache Hop. “Apache Hop empowers people of all skill levels to build powerful, scalable data solutions without the need to write code. As the next-level Apache project, Hop is developed and used by people around the world. Hop’s full project lifecycle support helps these data teams to successfully build, test and execute their projects in ways that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to do.”

Using Apache Hop, data professionals can quickly and cost-effectively facilitate all aspects of data and metadata orchestration while supporting DevOps best practices, such as testing. Apache Hop’s Java-based visual designer, server, and configuration tools are easy to configure, deploy, and maintain on many platforms. Features include:

  • Lightweight “design once, run anywhere” architecture — workflows and pipelines can be designed in the Hop GUI and run locally or remotely on the native Hop engine, on Apache Flink, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Google Dataflow, or AWS EMR via Apache Beam runtimes;

  • Metadata-based — each type of object in Hop describes how data is read, manipulated, or written, or how workflows and pipelines should be orchestrated. Additionally, Hop itself is internally metadata-driven, using a core architecture with a robust engine;

  • Visual development environment: The intuitive drag-and-drop graphical user interface (GUI) lets developers enjoy the ease and productivity of visual development instead of code. With Hop, data engineers can focus on business logic and requirements rather than how it should be done;

  • Built-in lifecycle management – enables developers, engineers, and administrators to manage, test, deploy, and switch between projects, workflows, pipelines, environments, goals, Git releases, and more – all from the Hop GUI.

Apache Hop was designed to work in any scenario: on-premises, cloud, bare metal, in containers, IoT environments, large datasets, etc., on Windows, Linux and OSX.

Many of the thousands of organizations in finance, retail, supply chain, and other industries that use Kettle (Pentaho Data Integration; the precursor to Apache Hop) have started looking at Hop or are already transitioning to Hop.

“I’m so excited that we can now safely collaborate with any company or individual in the global community under the Apache Software Foundation umbrella on something as cool as Apache Hop,” said Matt Casters, Chief Solutions Architect at Neo4j and member of the Apache Hop Project Management Committee.

“We started adopting Apache Hop in our data integration projects in early 2021 because of its flexibility, scalability, and ease of use, in various scenarios ranging from classic ETL DWH processes to time-based processes. real highly critical,” said Sergio Ramazzina, CEO and Chef. Architect at Serasoft Srl, and member of the Apache Hop project management committee. “We are impressed with the community’s responsiveness to solving problems and helping users navigate the platform – an important point in increasing user adoption and trust. We invite everyone who joins our Hop community and contributes to the project.”

“This graduation is just the beginning for Hop and is proof that great communities build great software. The entire Hop community would like to thank the Apache Software Foundation for making this possible, especially our mentors who have guided us throughout the incubator,” added Maertens. . “We invite everyone to download and try Hop, join our chat and be part of the Hop community.”

Watch Apache Hop in action at a future Hop community event. For more information and to register, visit https://hop.apache.org/community/events/

Availability and supervision
Apache Hop software is released under the Apache v2.0 License and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the day-to-day operations of the project, including community development and product launches. For downloads, documentation, and ways to participate in Apache Hop, visit https://hop.apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/apachehop

About Apache Incubator
The Apache Incubator is the primary path of entry for projects and codebases wishing to be part of the Apache Software Foundation’s efforts. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects come into ASF through the incubator to: 1) ensure that all donations comply with ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required for all newly accepted projects until further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision-making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other ASF projects successful. Although the incubation status does not necessarily reflect the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has not yet been fully approved by the ASF. For more information, visit http://incubator.apache.org/

About the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
Founded in 1999, the Apache Software Foundation is the world’s largest open source foundation, managing more than 227 million lines of code and providing over $22 billion worth of software to the public at 100% free of charge. The ASF all-volunteer community has grown from 21 original founders overseeing the Apache HTTP Server to over 820 individual members and 200 project management committees who have successfully led over 350 Apache projects and initiatives in collaboration with over 8 400 members through ASF’s meritocratic process known as “The Apache Way”. Apache software is an integral part of nearly all end-user computing devices, from laptops and tablets to mobile devices in businesses and mission-critical applications. Apache projects power most of the Internet, manage exabytes of data, perform teraflops of operations, and store billions of objects in virtually every industry. The commercially friendly and permissive Apache v2 license is an open-source industry standard, helping launch billion-dollar companies and benefiting countless users around the world. ASF is an American nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by individual donations and corporate sponsors, including Aetna, Alibaba Cloud Computing, Amazon Web Services, Anonymous, Baidu, Bloomberg, Capital One, Cloudera , Comcast, Confluent, Didi Chuxing, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IBM, Indeed, Microsoft, Namebase, Pineapple Fund, Red Hat, Replicated, Talend, Target, Tencent, Union Investment, Workday and Yahoo!. For more information, visit http://apache.org/ and https://twitter.com/TheASF

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