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Cloudera and SGI Partner: With new benchmarks and better mission support the result

During the recent GEOINT conference I spoke with SGI and Cloudera about the meaning of their recent announcement. They just announced a strategic agreement where SGI will ship Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Cloudera Enterprise Management Suite factory installed on SGI Hadoop Clusters.

Although this is good news for both companies there is better news for users of Apache Hadoop. Benchmarking of this Cloudera CDH/SGI platform has proven to provide incredible performance over massive datasets. They clocked in at 81% faster than the competition.

Another thing I really like about this is the power of Cloudera’s Enterprise Management Suite. This suite of tools provides activity monitor, service and configuration manager, resource manager, and an authorization manager.

And of course it includes the Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH), the platform of open source software that is already the most widely used open source suite of tools.

Their announcement provides more info. It is pasted below for reference. But here is the overall sigificance:

– If you are a program manager looking into Hadoop, start your journey with CDH. It is the smart, fast, free way to get up and running with Hadoop-centric solutions

– If you are an enterprise looking to enhance your ability to manage and support and provide better authorization and permissions, use Cloudera’s Enterprise Management Suite. This is also smart and fast and will lower your administration costs.

– If you are dealing with Big Data, you will want the best integrated hardware/software solution and it is best to get that delivered in a well thought out way. A GREAT option is the SGI factory-installed delivery of CDH and Cloudera Enterprise Management Suite. This will give you the power proven in benchmarks.

More is below:

Cloudera and SGI Partner to Take High Performance Computing onApache Hadoop to the Next Level

Under Strategic Distribution Agreement, SGI Will Ship Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop and
Cloudera Enterprise Management Suite Factory-installed On SGI Hadoop Clusters

Palo Alto, CA and Fremont, CA, October 17, 2011 — Cloudera Inc., the leading provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, and SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today jointly announced that their companies have signed an agreement for SGI to distribute Cloudera software pre-installed on SGI® Hadoop Clusters. SGI, which recently set a world record performance benchmark for Terasort data processing and analysis leveraging Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and is a member of the Cloudera Connect Partner Program, will resell and offer level one support for Cloudera software and services – including Cloudera University training courses – to its customers. The relationship will also enable the two companies to jointly build, sell and deploy integrated, high performance Apache Hadoop-based commercial solutions.

Apache Hadoop is a powerful and disruptive open source technology that addresses the economic, flexibility and scalability issues surrounding massive amounts of enterprise data and enables actionable insights to be derived from structured and unstructured data sets. Hadoop, which forms the infrastructure foundation of many of the world’s leading social media companies, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, has rapidly become a leading solution to the new challenges generated by Big Data.

Together, SGI Hadoop clusters and Cloudera’s software, services and support form a complete, end-to-end solution for enterprises deploying Apache Hadoop in performance-intensive environments. As the global leader in technical computing, SGI was among the first technology vendors to embrace and proliferate the use of Apache Hadoop in the Federal and enterprise sectors, and is currently running the largest Hadoop clusters servers in the world. Cloudera has pioneered the use of Apache Hadoop in business applications and was first to make Hadoop enterprise-ready, delivering best of breed management software, support and training services. CDH is the most widely deployed Hadoop distribution in both commercial and non-commercial environments, bundling 100% pure open source Apache Hadoop with other leading open source components in the Hadoop stack.

“We understand the power of Hadoop. Since the technology’s inception, we have successfully deployed tens of thousands of Hadoop servers to our customers,” said Bill Mannel, vice president of product marketing at SGI. “Leveraging Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop together with our SGI Hadoop Cluster, we achieved a world record Hadoop benchmark for data processing and analysis – 81% faster than the competition. CDH, combined with Cloudera’s management suite, puts the promise and potential of Hadoop – and the complete Hadoop stack – within reach. We are pleased to work with Cloudera, and together, we are enabling our mutual customers to streamline the path to putting Hadoop to work for their businesses.”

“The combination of Cloudera’s market-leading software with SGI’s first-class products and reputation in the HPC market enables global access and delivery capacity for Apache Hadoop in stalwart HPC verticals, including defense, intelligence, research and telecommunications,” said Ed Albanese, Head of Business Development for Cloudera. “This partnership enables Cloudera to better serve a segment of customers accustomed to factory-installed products and solution-oriented delivery. We’re pleased that SGI has selected Cloudera products and will offer these products as a bundled component of their proven server line.”

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About Cloudera
Cloudera, the leader in Apache Hadoop-based software and services, enables data driven enterprises to easily derive business value from all their structured and unstructured data. Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), available to download for free at www.cloudera.com/downloads, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Support and a portfolio of software including Cloudera Management Suite. Cloudera also offers consulting services, training and certification on Apache technologies. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera’s depth of experience and commitment to sharing expertise are unrivaled. www.cloudera.com

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