Pepperdata Adds Chargeback Reporting Feature to Hadoop Cluster Optimization Solution

Pepperdata, a provider of solutions that optimize cluster performance in Hadoop, showed off a new feature of its platform that will help measure and allocate the costs of increasing workloads across distributed systems at Strata + Hadoop World in NYC.

Users utilize Pepperdata to be able to make their clusters more predictable so their most important jobs will complete on time and they can get more work done with existing clusters, said Chad Carson, cofounder of Pepperdata. They also get visibility into exactly when there were problems, he added.

With this new chargeback feature IT teams can clearly see how much capacity each user or workload requires and allocate costs back to departments that share a centralized, multi-tenant Hadoop deployment.

Before this release, IT’s ability to measure and charge for Hadoop usage was limited to measuring data storage at rest. But now, this feature will allow users to get the full picture and gain accurate insights into how much data their projects are using.

Key benefits of the enhancement include the ability to view physical memory and CPU usage by user, job or workflow, gain real-time visibility into resource consumption, sense costs across business units, view reports from any internet accessible device, ease of use without needing additional installation, and much more.

This new feature came after feedback from users identified a need for accurate chargeback reporting that was missing in their day-to-day operations, according to Carson.

“We’re continuing to add support for additional new members of the Hadoop ecosystem,” Carson said.

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