forqlift 0.8.0 (alpha!): direct HDFS interaction

forqlift 0.8.0 is hot off the presses!

Well, it may be a little half-baked, still. This release contains an experimental new feature, which is why I label it alpha-quality. With enough feedback I may upgrade this release to “stable.”

In short: the feature is direct access to HDFS. That means you can write SequenceFiles to, and read them from, HDFS without the intermediate upload/download step.

Details are available on the forqlift download page. If you’re inclined to help test this functionality, please download forqlift 0.8.0 and try it out!

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