Nimbula, MapR: Hadoop Private Cloud Meets Big Data
Nimbula and MapR Technologies have unveiled a new turnkey Apache Hadoop solution for private clouds for what is meant to be an easy-to-use product that the companies say can get Hadoop clusters up and running on Nimbula Director in under two minutes.
Nimbula Director, from the vendor that brands itself as the cloud operating system company, is Nimbula’s private cloud platform that takes bare metal servers with local disks and gives them the power of large multi-tenant pools of compute with self-service provisioning. Add in MapR’s Hadoop distribution, and the combined solution provides customers and channel partners with templates, recipes and verification tests for running Hadoop on Nimbula Director.
“With this solution, customers can have the best of two worlds. They can have big data processing from Hadoop with private cloud’s ability to deliver low cost shared infrastructure that manages elastic demand between multiple tenants,” said Jay Judkowitz, director of product marketing at Nimbula, in a prepared statement.
As Nimbula and MapR see it, there are a handful of key use cases for this new solution:
- Development and testing of Hadoop based solutions.
- Multi-tenant Hadoop and resource sharing.
- Running Hadoop and non-Hadoop workloads on the same pool of hardware for solutions such as “follow the moon computing.”
For Hadoop, this presents yet another opportunity to extend its presence in the cloud computing market. Big opportunities are on the horizon for partners dealing in Hadoop and helping customers manage their cloud-based big data, and the more private cloud platforms the various distributions are on, the better for for the channel and customers.
“With the Nimbula elastic Hadoop solution, MapR has a streamlined and simplified way to deliver Hadoop onto private clouds. Nimbula’s private cloud, with its focus on security, multi-tenancy and high availability, made it a perfect target for MapR Hadoop deployment,” said Jack Norris, vice president of marketing at MapR, in a prepared statement.
The combined solution presents the ability to rapidly deploy Hadoop clusters on Nimbula Director, but it also provides self-service provisioning of Hadoop clusters, multi-tenant Hadoop, and multi-purpose infrastructure.
The complete solution can be downloaded from Nimbula’s website.