Microsoft to open source a big data framework called REEF

Microsoft has developed a big data framework called REEF (a graciously simple acronym for Retainable Evaluator Execution Framework) that the company intends to open source in about a month. REEF is designed to run on top of YARN, the next-generation resource manager for Hadoop, and is particularly well suited for building machine learning jobs.

Microsoft Technical Fellow and CTO of Information Services Raghu Ramakrishnan explained REEF and Microsoft’s plans to open source it during a Monday morning keynote at the International Conference for Knowledge Mining and Data Discovery, taking place in Chicago.