Cloudera, Amazon Collaborate on Hadoop Services on AWS

Cloudera, Amazon Collaborate on Hadoop Services on AWS

Cloudera and Amazon Web Services have struck up a strategic deal to deliver Apache Hadoop services on the AWS cloud.

Cloudera and Amazon (AMZN) Web Services (AWS) are collaborating to bring Cloudera Enterprise deployments to AWS. The collaboration between the two companies will mean the launch of Cloudera's brand of Apache Hadoop offerings on AWS.

In addition to launching Cloudera Enterprise on Amazon's public cloud service, Cloudera also has launched a certification program of its cloud service on AWS.

For Amazon and its customers, this will means more choice when deploying onto the AWS cloud. Cloudera Enterprise is billed as a enterprise data hub, and it provides end users with analytics and data management capabilities that the company claims are at a fraction of the cost of traditional Big Data analytics and management models.

"While on-premises data management deployments continue to be an option for some enterprises, others prefer the flexibility and economics of the cloud. A data management solution shouldn't dictate where and how they store their data—the solution should go to the data," said Tim Stevens, vice president of Corporate and Business Development at Cloudera, in a prepared statement. "Enterprises can deploy and operate a comprehensive, fully operational enterprise data hub in the cloud, which provides powerful, flexible, scalable and cost-efficient data storage, processing and analytics."

Cloudera listed a few of the key benefits of Cloudera Enterprise on AWS, including:

  • Flexible deployment and faster time to insight.
  • Scalable data management.
  • Improved efficiency and improved cost savings.

Many see Hadoop as the next big thing in cloud and Big Data. There is an increasing amount of interest in Hadoop among enterprises.

"We anticipate increasing interest in running Hadoop in cloud environments, especially as enterprises continue to modernize their information management architectures and define their next-generation data management platforms," said Matt Aslett, research director for data management and analytics at 451 Research, in a prepared statement. "The collaboration between Cloudera and Amazon Web Services should give potential users the confidence that they have the support of market leaders when it comes to both their Hadoop platform and their cloud infrastructure."

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