Cloudera and VMware Partner to Accelerate Enterprise Use of Hadoop in Virtual and Cloud Environments

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Cloudera, provider of Apache Hadoop-based software and services has partnered with VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions. Cloudera Enterprise is now certified to run on VMware VSphere. Through the VMware Ready program, VMware and Cloudera completed a joint validation process, enabling enterprises to simplify and accelerate the use of Apache Hadoop within virtual and cloud environments. 

Running Apache Hadoop on vSphere offers enhanced high availability, increased agility, lower TCO and better control of resources to increase hardware utilization, according to the vendors.  “We are working together with Cloudera to enable customers to get the benefits of big data and cloud computing together. From big data, through Hadoop, customers have the ability to process massive amounts of data and get analytics and unique insights. From cloud computing they get the agility, high availability, and the low TCO they have come to expect from VMware,” Fausto Ibarra, senior director, product management, VMware, tells 5 Minute Briefing. By virtualizing Apache Hadoop, IT departments can avoid the costs of building and operating physical clusters, while benefiting from pooling compute and storage resources on one platform.

Cloudera Enterprise certified for VMware vSphere helps ensure that joint customers have a reliable solution for deploying, managing and running virtualized Hadoop clusters.  “Customers can now very easily deploy new Hadoop clusters in minutes instead of weeks or months. They also get flexibility in terms of being able to dynamically grow or shrink their Hadoop clusters. They also get a lower TCO because they can take advantage of existing compute and storage resources and run Hadoop along with any other workload they have,” Ibarra explains. Together with Cloudera, VMware offers enterprises flexibility in how they deploy, run and manage Hadoop to solve their big data challenges.

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