Cloudera, HP To Simplify Hadoop Cluster Management
Hadoop is one of those hot topics in cloud computing right now, and if industry experts are to be believed, there will be a huge channel opportunity in Hadoop going forward — particularly related to big data in the cloud. Now, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HP) and Cloudera are partnering to simplify the management of Hadoop Cluster environments while also speeding up deployments.
The two companies plan to jointly develop a set of open standards-based reference architectures for simplifying management and accelerating deployment of Hadoop Cluster environments. That should come in handy for Cloudera and HP partners that are helping customers deal with Big Data in the cloud using Hadoop. With the growth and adoption on an upward curve, the channel can use tools that make it easier to get Hadoop solutions up and running faster and with minimal fuss.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cloudera Enterprise and future products from Cloudera will be available from HP or bundled in HP AppSystem for Apache Hadoop.
“With HP reselling the Cloudera Enterprise platform, together we provide end users with a comprehensive Big Data analytics solution for data integration, analysis and visualization, built natively on open source Apache Hadoop,” said Tim Stevens, Cloudera’s vice president of business and corporate development, in a prepared statement.
The HP reference architecture for Apache Hadoop for Cloudera is available now with variable pricing based on location and implementation. HP plans to launch HP AppSystem for Apache Hadoop pre-loaded with Cloudera software later this year. Pricing for that will also vary based on location and implementation.
Exactly what this will mean for HP’s channel partners remains to be seen, but for partners dealing in HP Converged Infrastructure, it might be safe to assume there will be opportunities presented once the Cloudera-loaded AppSystem becomes available toward the end of the year. Whether any additional accreditation will be required before solution providers can sell the system is also unknown. Hopefully HP will speak to partner opportunities closer to launch time.