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Simplifies systems integration through ANSI SQL compatibility and a JDBC driver


Enables various machine learning scoring algorithms through PMML compatibility


Enables development with Scala, a powerful language for solving functional problems


Enables development with Clojure, a Lisp dialect

Latest News

Fluid 1.0

We are happy to announce that Cascading Fluid 1.0 is now publicly available. Fluid is an API library exposing the Cascading library as a Java fluent interface and mirrors all of the Cascading concepts without introducing new ones. As a fluent API, Java IDEs,…

Cascading SDK 2.6

We are happy to announce that Cascading SDK 2.6 is now publicly available. The Cascading SDK is a collection of tools, documentation, libraries, tutorials and example projects for the greater Cascading community. What’s New: Cascading 2.6 support for all tools (Lingual 1.2, Multitool 2.6,…

Lingual 1.2

We are happy to announce that Lingual 1.2 is now publicly available. The purpose of Lingual is to ease migration of SQL based workloads onto Hadoop, and to simplify integration with Hadoop through standards based APIs. Lingual provides an ANSI SQL interface on Cascading for…

Cascading 2.6

We are happy to announce that Cascading 2.6 is now publicly available for download. This release contains new features and bug fixes. Of note are the new DecoratorTap and DistCacheTap (itself a DecoratorTap sub-class) classes. Working together, Flows can cache data directly into the Hadoop…

The Cascading 3.0 Query Planner

Cascading 1.0 when released, represented a huge milestone. An enterprise friendly Java API, not a syntax, and fail fast planner allowed developers to build robust, maintainable, data-oriented applications that could execute reliably on Apache Hadoop for hours or days. Cascading 2.0 made a nod towards…

Cascading 3.0 WIP Now Supports Apache Tez

We are happy to announce that the latest Cascading 3.0 WIP now adds Apache Tez as a supported runtime platform. We are making this release available so interested parties can begin testing Tez deployments against existing Cascading applications. A downloadable version of Cascading 3.0 WIP…

Fluid — A Fluent API for Cascading

We have announced our new Fluid project and need your help in testing it out. Fluid is an API library exposing the Cascading library as a Fluent API. Fluid’s primary goal is not only to make hard things possible, but also to keep simple things…

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