Cloudera Expands Cloud Deployment Support for Hadoop

Hadoop distribution provider Cloudera has released Cloudera Director 1.5, an integrated solution for deploying and managing enterprise-grade Hadoop in cloud environments.

The new release enables deployment flexibility through an open API for cloud integrations, with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) being the first to integrate with the API, and also adds more enterprise features around security and availability. 

“Whether they need to run on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid environment, Cloudera ensures they have the same reliable experience, with the all necessary features for even the most critical production workloads,” Charles Zedlewski, vice president, products, Cloudera. With the Google Cloud Platform as a deployment option users have direct access to “the cutting-edge data center design of Google Compute,” he added.

Originally released in October 2014, Cloudera Director enables management and monitoring of cloud deployments, and provides an intuitive interface for users to take advantage of cloud elasticity with the ability to spin up, spin down, and scale clusters.

With Cloudera Director, users get the enterprise-grade capabilities available with Cloudera Enterprise, including security, data management and governance, and administration of their cluster and environment of choice. The Hadoop-based platform also includes analytic tools, including Apache Spark and Impala.

In addition to the new GCP integration, Cloudera Director 1.5 also supports Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the open source plugin framework enables users to integrate with other cloud vendors.

The AWS and GCP integrations have been open sourced by Cloudera and Google respectively, and the integrations can be used as reference guides. Both are available on Github.

With the new release, Cloudera has also continued to improve Cloudera Director’s production-grade features, providing high availability for clusters and Kerberos integration for security. The user interface has also been updated to make it more powerful for managing advanced use cases, the company says.

Cloudera Director is available as a free download for use with CDH and Cloudera Enterprise.

For more details, visit or download the Reference Guide.

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Posted November 19, 2015


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