Hadoop is gaining users as a way of running data-intensive distributed applications. I has been put to good use to help with the data issues faced by companies such as twitter, Facebook and eBay. Cloudera, one of the best known providers of Apache Hadoop-based software and services, is this morning releasing the latest version of its Enterprise product for Apache Hadoop and this version aims to give enterprise customers deeper insight and management over their entire Hadoop deployment.

Cloudera does two specific products – the first is the Cloudera distribution of Apache Hadoop (a free product) while the second is an enterprise supported product, Cloudera Enterprise includes support and a management suite.

The new version, Cloudera Enterprise 3.5, includes automated service, configuration and monitoring tools as well as one-click security for Hadoop clusters. They’re also simultaneously releasing Cloudera SCM Express as a stand alone product. SCM Express is based upon the Service and Configuration Manager which is a core component of Cloudera Enterprise 3.5

Specific detail about the two products follows;

Cloudera Enterprise 3.5: Full Lifecycle Management of Apache Hadoop Deployments

Cloudera Enterprise 3.5, is a subscription service comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software in the Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera Enterprise 3.5 facilitates visibility into Hadoop clusters and automates the ongoing system changes needed to maintain and improve the quality of operations.

  • Service and Configuration Manager (SCM) simplifies the deployment and management of a range of Hadoop services available in Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH). Users can now get, install and configure Apache Hadoop from a central dashboard and continue to make configuration updates while the system is running.
  • Activity Monitor provides a real-time view into Hadoop systems. The Activity Monitor is the only tool on the market today that consolidates all user activities (MapReduce, Pig, Hive, Streaming, Oozie) into a single, real-time view of what is happening across a Hadoop cluster at both a macro and micro level.
  • Enhancements to Resource Manager and Authorization Manager. Cloudera has enhanced both the Resource Manager and Authorization Manager modules, enabling organizations to track historical usage of disk space, automate the administration of ACL’s and better synchronize with their existing LDAP systems.

SCM Express: Deploy an Integrated Apache Hadoop Stack in Minutes

SCM Express eases deploying, configuring and managing a range of Apache Hadoop services available in Cloudera’s Distribution. SCM Express is available to download for free and makes it easier to develop and centrally operate a complete Apache Hadoop cluster up to 50 nodes. The software automates installation and configuration, reducing deployment time from weeks to minutes, and provides cluster-wide, real-time views of nodes and services running in a single, centralized location for easy configuration across the cluster.


Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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