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The Kite SDK (formerly Cloudera Development Kit) is an open source (Apache License) set of libraries, tools, and documentation that make it easier for developers to build systems on top of the Apache Hadoop stack.

The goals of the Kite SDK are to:

  • Codify expert patterns and practices for building data-oriented systems
  • Let you focus on business logic, not plumbing or infrastructure
  • Provide smart defaults for platform choices
  • Support at-your-own-pace adoption via loosely-coupled modules

This project is organized into modules. Modules may be independent or have dependencies on other modules within the Kite SDK. When possible, dependencies on external projects are minimized.

A Maven plugin is also available.

Next steps for getting started with the Kite SDK: