Apache Trafodion is a Top-Level Project
January 12, 2018
Trafodion has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level
Project (TLP), signifying that the project's community and products have
been well-governed under the ASF's meritocratic process and principles.
Apache Trafodion extends Apache Hadoop to guarantee transactional
integrity and operational workloads for new kinds of Big Data
applications that run on Hadoop.
"We are very excited to have been established as an Apache Top-Level
Project," said Pierre Smits, Vice President of Apache Trafodion.
"Graduation is a terrific milestone that culminates 2.5 years of
contributions from around the globe to establishing a growing community
committed to delivering a high-grade OLTP solution on top of the Apache
Building on the scalability, elasticity, and flexibility of Hadoop,
Trafodion (meaning "transactions" in Welsh) is the first integrated Open
Source solution that delivers on the promise of integrated transactional
and analytical systems (OLTP/OLAP) for Apache Hadoop.
Trafodion's features include:
•Fully functional ANSI SQL support, leveraging existing SQL skills;
•Distributed ACID data protection, guaranteeing data consistency across
multiple tables and rows;
•Compile-Time and Run-Time Optimizers, delivering performance
improvements for OLTP workloads;
•Parallel-aware Query Optimizer, supporting large data sets;
•Apache Spark integration, supporting streaming analysis;
•Interoperability with existing Apache Hadoop tools and solutions, such
as Hive, Ambari, Flume, Kafka, and Oozie; and
•Apache Hadoop and Linux distribution neutrality.
Trafodion originated at HP-IT in 2013, and was donated to the Apache
Incubator in May 2015. The project has had four official releases since
entering the Apache Incubator.
Apache Trafodion is in use at China Mobile, China Unicom, Dell EMC,
Esgyn Corporation, and Millersoft Limited, among others.
"As a member of the HP Core Team responsible for releasing Trafodion to
The Apache Software Foundation, and responsible for the project’s name,
I'm thrilled to see the Trafodion community be recognized with this
major achievement. Congratulations to all who made it possible," said
Ken Holt, COO at Esgyn Corporation. "Trafodion is the heart of EsgynDB,
and the community is like its lifeblood — we at Esgyn are committed to
continue to grow and support the community."
"Congratulations to the Trafodion community for becoming an Apache
Top-Level Project," said Tianduo Gao, Senior Development Engineer of
Software Technology (Suzhou) at China Mobile. "We are planning to use
Trafodion to expand the business of China Mobile's Big Data platform:
our data statistics of 4G real-time business in the country and
provinces are more efficient than ever before."
"Becoming a core Apache Project is a major step forward for Trafodion.
It will give Millersoft the confidence to introduce the technology to
our Big Data clients," said Calum Miller, Director of Millersoft
Limited. "Testing of our Open Source Data Vault engine running on top of
Apache Trafodion is going well and we look forward to announcing a fully
integrated product shortly."
Trafodion enhanced the operational efficiency of our Big Data platforms,
and brought us better customer experience and broader application
scenarios," said Charles Yu, Managing Director, Application Services at
"Congratulations to Trafodion for officially becoming part of the Apache
open source ecosystem," said Qingquan Gu, Senior Development Engineer of
Internet of Things Marketing Service Center at China Unicom. "Using
Trafodion provided China Unicom with the ability to build and integrate
Big Data platforms, enhanced our operational efficiency, and brought us
better customer experience."
"Becoming an Apache Top-Level Project is only the beginning," added
Smits. "We are looking forward to growing the Trafodion community,
reaching new adopters and contributors, and fostering a strong ecosystem
around the project."
Availability and Oversight
Apache Trafodion software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and
is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the
project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's
day-to-day operations, including community development and product