Sorry, just saw this, getting caught up on bigtop stuff as prep for Scale conference is getting underway. Since late to the party some stuff to consider for future passes below. Current content seems little wordy/repetitive. Also if goal of 0.9/1.0 and beyond is to start making bigtop non hadoop/hdfs focused and more general data/data-science should start to push the content in that direction:
Bigtop is an Apache Foundation project for Infrastructure Engineers and Data Scientists looking for comprehensive packaging, testing, and configuration of the leading open source big data components. Bigtop supports a wide range of components/projects including, but not limited to: (main component here, not exhaustive list and all small ones)
Bigtop components power the leading Hadoop distros and support many Operating Systems, including Debian/Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, and SUSE.
Bigtop includes tools and a framework for testing at various levels (packaging, platform, runtime, etc.) for both initial deployments as well as upgrade scenarios for the entire data platform, not just the individual components.
(NOTE: seems we could event get rid of this section below the intro, seems repetitive to talk about packaging again right after intro)