Project Serengeti

Serengeti is an open-source project, initiated by VMware, to enable the rapid deployment of Hadoop on a virtual platform.

Serengeti deploys HDFS, MapReduce, Pig, Hive, and HBase on vSphere. The current version, Serengeti 2.0, was released in June 2014. The project is endorsed by all major Hadoop distributions, including Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, and Pivotal.

Big Data Extensions is the enterprise version of Serengeti and is a supported feature of VMware vSphere. For more information on Big Data Extensions, visit the Big Data Extensions page or contact the team at

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