Cloudera Launches Update of Hadoop Platform

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At the Strata + Hadoop World event in New York this week Cloudera unveiled its fifth generation of its Platform for Big Data, Cloudera Enterprise – powered by Apache Hadoop 2. It  offers unique features and advancements that simplify storing, processing, analyzing and managing large structured and unstructured datasets.

“With Cloudera Enterprise 5, Cloudera has taken several important steps toward realizing its vision to transform Hadoop into an enterprise data hub for analytics,” said Tony Baer, Principal Analyst for Ovum. “Adding support for in-memory data tiering and user-defined functions are essential for delivering the kind of performance that enterprises expect from their analytic data platforms.”

Key advances in the new release include the ability for datasets from HDFS to be cached in-memory, for customers to use the custom query functions in conjunction with Cloudera Impala, advanced resource management, and centralized data auditing for Hadoop.

“Over the last five years, we have worked closely with enterprises around the world to help them capture the value in the data they have. Resoundingly, they have asked for a more secure, more reliable real-time data platform that streamlines their existing architectures and speeds up time to insight,” said Mike Olson, chairman and chief strategy officer, Cloudera. “The market has spoken and we are listening. The new capabilities introduced in Cloudera Enterprise 5 deliver the industry’s first Enterprise Data Hub.”

Expanded partner ecosystem

Cloudera also announced Cloudera Connect: Cloud, an expanded partner program to support deployment of Hadoop in public cloud environments. Leading cloud solution providers who have already joined the program, include: Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Savvis (a CenturyLink company), SoftLayer (an IBM company) and T-Systems. The new program is designed to meet the growing needs of customer organizations looking to optimize Hadoop deployments in cloud environments, by offering the utmost flexibility in deployment, consumption and choice of vendor for their big data deployments.

“The cloud will play a significant role in the future of the enterprise, and Cloudera and Hadoop are part of that future,” said Tim Stevens, vice president, Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. “We remain committed to solving higher order big data problems for our customers that will enable them to ask bigger questions and derive more sophisticated insights from their data — wherever it lives — from a single, unified enterprise data management platform. Cloudera’s richly diverse partner ecosystem is helping to provide the innovation and variety that our customers require to solve all of their data challenges.”

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