GoGrid Teams Up with Cloudera to Help Customers Deploy Hadoop More Quickly

GoGrid, an infrastructure-as-a-service provider specializing in multi-cloud solutions, is partnering with Cloudera, a provider of Hadoop-based software and services. The partnership will allow companies to evaluate and run the platform for big data through Cloudera Live. As part of the partnership, Cloudera is leveraging GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy orchestration process, which can help organizations get started on CDH in a matter of hours, rather than weeks or months.

Traditional methods of deploying Hadoop require on-premise work to be done to just test potential solutions. The GoGrid-Cloudera partnership allows customers to run Cloudera with GoGrid’s cloud infrastructure. What makes GoGrid unique is its 1-Button Deploy orchestration process, according to John Keagy, founder and CEO of GoGrid. “This is a capability exclusive to GoGrid. You can’t do this anywhere else. There is no other cloud company that can deliver these one-button deploys, particularly where you have an ISV solution built on top of an ISV solution,” explained Keagy. Keagy believes that this will lead to more enterprise adoption of newer technologies, giving them the ability to test them out in a matter of days instead of months.

GoGrid’s 1-Button Deploy can orchestrate deployment of multi-server big data clusters across GoGrid’s virtual servers in minutes, saving money and engineering resources while also shortening time to market.  With Cloudera Live, customers have access to a cloud-based environment in which they can learn the basics of CDH (Cloudera’s Hadoop distribution) through pre-loaded tutorials. In addition, organizations can spin up a four-node cluster of CDH for free and analyze pre-loaded datasets or load in their own data. The partnership also enables organizations to run integrated trials of Tableau or Zoomdata virtualization and real-time analytics tools on top of the CDH platform, with additional partner trials expected to follow.

Companies increasingly need to make data-driven insights quickly accessible to people across the organization, which has led to the popularity of user-friendly data analytics and visualization tools such as Tableau and Zoomdata. These tools are designed to let business users within the organization work with data analytics, enabling organizations to leverage their data more quickly.

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