Cloudera and Red Hat Partner Around Hadoop-on-OpenStack Solutions

Partners plan to integrate Red Hat's OpenStack distribution with Cloudera's Hadoop tools for enterprises

John Rath

October 17, 2014

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Cloudera and Red Hat Partner Around Hadoop-on-OpenStack Solutions
Hadoop takes its name from the toy elephant that belongs to the son of Doug Cutting, a chief architect at Cloudera and one of the engineering minds behind the open source architecture.

Cloudera and Red Hat have partnered on joint enterprise software solutions for big data with a key integration focused on Sahara, the Hadoop- or Spark-on-OpenStack component in Juno, the latest release of the open source cloud software suite.

In another Hadoop-OpenStack marriage, the partners plan to provide cloud-ready big data platforms that combine both companies' development tools with Apache Hadoop at the core. They will integrate Red Hat's OpenStack distribution, including Sahara, with Cloudera Director and Cloudera Enterprise, all managed by Red Hat CloudForms.

Director is a new Cloudera product for deploying Hadoop in the cloud. Integrated into Cloudera Enterprise, it is fully supported on Amazon Web Services in its first release.

It allows customers to quickly deploy, elastically scale, and terminate Hadoop clusters in cloud environments.

Cloudera Vice President of Business and Corporate Development Tim Stevens said the alliance "allows for Hadoop workloads to be deployed and managed with the same confidence as other mission-critical workloads to deliver the next wave of big data-based innovation for the enterprise."

Intel-backed Cloudera already has a vast partner ecosystem, but developing solutions with Red Hat opens additional avenues to enterprise opportunities. Red Hat has another Hadoop-OpenStack alliance with Cloudera's competitor Hortonworks, with whom it partnered earlier this year year to integrate its Hadoop version with Red Hat OpenStack, as well as offer a Hortonworks Data Platform plugin for Red Hat Storage.

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