Cloudera, MetaScale Partner to Boost Hadoop Adoption
Apache Hadoop data management services provider Cloudera announced that Hadoop managed services provider MetaScale has joined its partner program, Cloudera Connect. According to the press release, MetaScale specializes in helping enterprises establish and grow their Big Data capabilities in virtual private clouds. Their joint goal is to allow customers to leverage Hadoop while avoiding large expenses for IT resources and skills.
The array of services MetaScale offers includes building and configuring Hadoop clusters, operating and managing the cluster, integrating with other data management solutions, and custom solution design and system integration. MetaScale, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD), runs Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop in its Hadoop Center of Excellence.
“As we’ve witnessed firsthand, traditional enterprises are faced with an overwhelming number of challenges when building Hadoop clusters, as well as a shortage of skilled Hadoop workers,” said Krishna Nimmagadda, head of Marketing and Business Development at MetaScale, in a prepared statement. “The partnership between MetaScale and Cloudera solves these issues by combining Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop, Cloudera Enterprise management software and Cloudera University training programs with MetaScale’s ability to host managed Hadoop clusters and associated data management technologies in the cloud.”
In April Cloudera released the beta 4.0 version of its Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), based on feedback from enterprise customers and the Apache open source community and focused on increased security and improved extensibility. Also in April Cloudera and IBM decided to integrate CDH with IBM’s Big Data platform.
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