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."

Apache Twill Availability and Oversight

Apache Twill software is released under the Apache License v2.0 and is overseen by a self-selected team of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads, documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache Twill, visit and follow @ApacheTwill.

About Cask

Cask provides the de facto, open source big data application and integration platform that lets developers and data scientists accelerate the time to build, deploy and operate data-centric applications and data lakes; it also enables IT organizations to implement well-governed data-as-a-service environments designed to quickly unlock the value of data. Through standardized APIs, configurable application templates and visual interfaces, Cask's flagship product -- the Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP) -- cuts down the average implementation time by 80%, while enabling enterprise-class governance, portability, security and transactional consistency in production Hadoop and Spark applications. Major customers and partners include AT&T, Cloudera, Lotame, Pet360 and Salesforce. Cask is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. To stay updated on product news, company news or career opportunities, visit our web site and follow us @caskdata.

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