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Primeur weekly 2011-10-31

Exascale supercomputing

PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE ...

The Cloud

Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors extend network fabric to "last mile" Cloud services ...

Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'Cloud' ...

Final version of NIST Cloud computing definition published ...

Citrix CloudGateway delivers end user computing for the Cloud Era ...

Univa adds distributed automation to Xuropa Software Sales Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam ...

OpenMP Architecture Review Board appoints New CEO ...

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access ...

PRACE Tier-1 Workshop 2011 issues Call for Participation ...

USFlash

ARM discloses technical details of the next version of the ARM architecture ...

Grid Dynamics unveils DevOps Catalyst ...

SGI establishes new world record Apache Hadoop Benchmark ...

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level ...

New IBM software helps analyze the world's data for health care transformation ...

Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations ...

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud ...

Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse' ...

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity ...

Targetbase adopts Oracle Exadata Database Machine for real-time data warehousing ...

Diamonds, silver and the quest for single photons ...

IBM launches Netezza appliance to help communications services providers analyze networks and gain consumer insight ...

Univa appoints veteran Head of Sales ...

SAS Alliances bring analytical innovation to businesses ...

New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems' ...

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level

17 Oct 2011 Palo Alto - Cloudera Inc., a provider of Apache Hadoop-based data management software and services, and SGI, a trusted expert in technical computing, 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 Programme, 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 a 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", stated 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", stated 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."
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-31

Exascale supercomputing

PRACE partner Jülich joins XSEDE ...

The Cloud

Citrix NetScaler CloudConnectors extend network fabric to "last mile" Cloud services ...

Cloud computing: Gaps in the 'Cloud' ...

Final version of NIST Cloud computing definition published ...

Citrix CloudGateway delivers end user computing for the Cloud Era ...

Univa adds distributed automation to Xuropa Software Sales Cloud ...

EuroFlash

Impressions from the BiG Grid HPC Cloud Day in Amsterdam ...

OpenMP Architecture Review Board appoints New CEO ...

PRACE grants 721 million compute hours on Tier-0 systems to twenty-four European research projects and opens new call for Project Access ...

PRACE Tier-1 Workshop 2011 issues Call for Participation ...

USFlash

ARM discloses technical details of the next version of the ARM architecture ...

Grid Dynamics unveils DevOps Catalyst ...

SGI establishes new world record Apache Hadoop Benchmark ...

Cloudera and SGI partner to take high performance computing on Apache Hadoop to the next level ...

New IBM software helps analyze the world's data for health care transformation ...

Astronomers pin down galaxy collision rates by comparing Hubble images to supercomputer simulations ...

NASA Ames inks Lustre support deal with Whamcloud ...

Quantum computer components 'coalesce' to 'converse' ...

Idemitsu Petroleum Norge selects HP for business continuity ...

Targetbase adopts Oracle Exadata Database Machine for real-time data warehousing ...

Diamonds, silver and the quest for single photons ...

IBM launches Netezza appliance to help communications services providers analyze networks and gain consumer insight ...

Univa appoints veteran Head of Sales ...

SAS Alliances bring analytical innovation to businesses ...

New hybrid technology could bring 'quantum information systems' ...