Cloudera Expands Enterprise Management Software For Apache Hadoop With End-to-End Visibility For Big Data Analytics

Dec/08/2011

Company Delivers Comprehensive, Proactive Management Across Production Hadoop Clusters; Unveils Free Edition of Cloudera Manager

PALO ALTO, CA – December 8, 2011 Delivering on its promise to propel adoption of Apache Hadoop across the mainstream enterprise, Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, today unveiled Cloudera Enterprise 3.7 with Cloudera Manager, the industry’s first and most comprehensive management application for Hadoop. The software includes innovative new features, including proactive health checks, intelligent Hadoop log management and operational reporting. Comprised of both Cloudera Manager and Cloudera Support, a subscription to Cloudera Enterprise provides data driven enterprises with the visibility, reliability and automation for the Apache Hadoop platform needed to cost-effectively derive meaningful analytics from their large unstructured and structured data sets.

The latest features and enhancements to Cloudera Enterprise’s management software component, Cloudera Manager, marks a significant milestone in the company’s mission to empower organizations to more efficiently deploy, manage and optimize Hadoop clusters throughout their entire operational lifecycle. The software uniquely offers developers and IT administrators a complete, end-to-end view over production Hadoop clusters from a single interface by monitoring important service performance metrics and proactively sending alerts when approaching critical thresholds. Cloudera Manager delivers centralized security management and empowers Hadoop operators with the tools they need to address business priorities that are top of mind for enterprise CIOs, including simplifying, de-risking and accelerating Hadoop deployment, reducing associated adoption and administration costs, and achieving performance and reliability goals.

“Data, in any form, has been on a path of explosive growth, and the reality of zettabytes lies in the near future. This data — which now comes in many different formats, from a variety of sources, and in extremely high volumes — is suddenly becoming more valuable as analytics become more granular and businesses look to use data to better analyze their customer base and create more targeted offerings,” said Vanessa Alvarez, Forrester Research Analyst. “Apache Hadoop uniquely enables organizations to transform how that data is analyzed and stored.”

Cloudera Enterprise 3.7 is the answer for organizations looking to deploy and run Apache Hadoop at scale in production environments and includes industry first features designed to streamline Hadoop deployments and support user productivity, including:

  • Intelligent Hadoop Log Management: Gathers and scans Hadoop logs for irregularities and proactively create events for the operator.
  • Global Time Control: Correlates cluster-wide jobs, activities, logs, system changes, configuration changes and service metrics along a single timeline to dramatically simplify diagnosis.
  • Alerts: Alerts on nodes or services in poor health, as well as jobs or activities that are slow or failing; integrates with the central company alerting system.
  • Support Integration: Takes a snapshot of the cluster state and automatically sends it to a Cloudera support professional to assist with diagnosis and resolution.

Cloudera Manager — Free Edition

The company also announced today a basic version of its Cloudera Manager software available for free download. The Cloudera Manager Free Edition, which replaces SCM Express, makes it easier than ever for businesses and developers to install, configure and perform basic management of an Apache Hadoop cluster. The software supports up to 50 nodes and is immediately available as a free download at cloudera.com/downloads.

“Cloudera believes passionately in the value of open source software and constantly strives to make wider production use of Apache Hadoop more accessible for enterprises. With the expansion of capabilities in our Hadoop management system, we continue to set the standard for Apache Hadoop adoption by rapidly incorporating real-world feedback from our customer base into Cloudera Enterprise,” said Charles Zedlewski, VP of Product at Cloudera. “The latest innovations and robust features of Cloudera Manager further enable our customers to improve data insights and Hadoop system operations.”

Product Availability

Cloudera Enterprise 3.7 with Cloudera Manager is immediately available as a subscription service. For more information:

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. Cloudera also offers training and certification on Apache technologies, as well as consulting services. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com

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