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PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – July 27, 2016) – #Cask (, the company that makes building and deploying big data applications easy, congratulates the #Apache Software Foundation ( #ASF ) for its graduation of Apache #Twill to a Top Level Project (TLP). (See press release dated July 27, 2016, “Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® Twill™ as a Top-Level Project.”) As the original Apache Twill developer, contributing the code to the ASF in 2013, Cask is proud to have supported the technical vision and collaboration of Apache Twill within the family of Apache projects, all the way to its graduation. Apache Twill ( is an abstraction over Apache #Hadoop ® #YARN that reduces the complexity of developing distributed Hadoop applications, allowing developers to focus more on their application logic. Twill provides rich built-in features for common distributed applications for development, deployment, and management, greatly easing Hadoop cluster operation and administration. “It’s exciting that Apache Twill is graduating to become an ASF Top-Level Project,” said Jonathan Gray, Cask CEO. “We look forward to working further with the highly skilled and talented Apache Twill community, continually adding enhancements that benefit enterprises with distributed Hadoop application development needs and broadening support for other Apache projects. We’re also excited for people to see Twill in action at several upcoming events, including JavaOne in San Francisco and #Strata + Hadoop World in New York.”

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