Intel apparently is launching it’s own distribution of Hadoop as well as Project Rhino. Project Rhino
is an “open-source effort to enhance security in Hadoop,” which makes Hadoop a more viable option for highly sensitive data. The Intel Hadoop distribution aims to optimize Hadoop for Intel Xenon platforms. I’m not convinced we need another distribution of Hadoop. Hopefully the Intel Xenon optimizations will be available upstream so other distributions can take advantage of it.
Source: TechCrunch [link]