Cloudera has announced the general availability of Cloudera Search, a search engine for interactive exploration of data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and Apache HBase. In addition, the accompanying add-on RTS (Real-time Search) subscription provides technical support, legal indemnification and continual influence over the development of the open source project.
According to the company, with Cloudera Search, Hadoop deployments can now be explored with the same ease of use and speed as a simple Google search engine query, enabling customers to achieve rapid insights from a fully integrated platform. Making it possible for both technical and non-technical business users to explore and analyze data in Hadoop, the new offering is designed to allow anyone to perform interactive, natural language keyword searches and faceted navigation without additional training or advanced programming knowledge.
Cloudera Search is specifically designed to support business users in locating relevant data stored in Hadoop for further processing and analysis and is fully integrated with the CDH platform (Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop).
Since the release of Cloudera Search as a public beta offering in June 2013, has worked with enterprise customers, open source users and technology partners, testing and refining the platform in real world applications to deliver the 1.0 release, which the company says is designed from the ground-up for mission-critical workloads.
Cloudera Search 1.0 is available to open source users and can be downloaded for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads. Cloudera RTS is available to Cloudera Enterprise subscribers, as a supplemental module.