Cloudera takes Hadoop data management into mainstream


At the Strata Conference this week in Santa Clara, Calif., Cloudera introduced new tools that provide users of its Hadoop distribution better enterprise data and access management capabilities, as well as enterprise level back-up and disaster recovery.

The company believes the new features will help accelerate mainstream enterprise adoption of Cloudera Enterprise, which comprises CDH4, the open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, a Cloudera Manager and technical support subscription for the core components of CDH, and a technical support subscription for all certified CDH connectors.

Two new products, the Cloudera Navigator and Enterprise Backup and Disaster Recovery, along with a new version of its primary platform, add new levels of scale, reliability, manageability, security and interoperability.

"We are really turning the corner we think as an industry and as a company into mainstream IT data management," said Alan Saldich, vice president of marketing at Cloudera. "We are de-risking deployments, simplifying their use of Hadoop, which is inherently quite complex, and integrating it with their existing data management systems."

Cloudera doubled its revenue from 2011 to 2012 and said it is aggressively seeking to do it again this year by solving these important management concerns. The new release and two new products are designed to address the business continuity and compliance requirements of its enterprise customers. It also is meant to simplify integration with existing data management systems.

Philip Russom, research director for data management at The Data Warehousing Institute, said that Hadoop has been inhibited by its sparse and immature tooling, which needs to better address the core requirements of users of enterprise information platforms.

As a primarily open source environment, Hadoop distributions have not previously met the higher standards of the enterprise. Erich Hochmuth, data and analytics architecture lead at Monsanto, said the new capabilities offered through the Cloudera Enterprise suite of products will lower the bar for Hadoop administration internally and help the organization make Hadoop more pervasive.

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