"Cloudera customers are looking for the paramount solution for managing vast amounts of varied data. With automated deployment of robust bare metal infrastructure to support the programme, Cloudera's joint solution with SoftLayer will push Big Data solutions into an even higher level of performance and reliability", stated Tim Stevens VP of Business Development at Cloudera.
The robust capabilities and features of Cloudera - as well as Hadoop in general - require significant levels of computing resources, more than typically found in Cloud services built on virtualized technologies. But the SoftLayer platform features bare metal Cloud servers - which deliver higher performance profiles and advantages over virtual Cloud servers - deployed on demand, billed on a pay as you go basis, and with full remote access and control. With SoftLayer, customers have the power and resiliency that Cloudera demands, with the flexibility and convenience of Cloud infrastructure.
"Running Big Data applications on bare metal servers gives users both the raw performance and consistency they need to analyse vast amounts of data in real-time", stated Marc Jones, VP of product innovation for SoftLayer. "The ability to provision a large scale Hadoop cluster in just a few hours sets this offering apart with speed and agility. We're pushing the envelope of what's possible on the Cloud by giving enterprises the power and flexibility they need to tackle the toughest workloads."
Cloudera provides scalable and powerful tools for managing and analysing vast amounts of varied data. At the core of its Cloudera Standard and Cloudera Enterprise editions is the power of open-source Apache Hadoop software, a leading Big Data application. Cloudera Standard is a free download that combines CDH - Cloudera's entirely open source and enterprise-ready distribution of Apache Hadoop - with Cloudera Manager which provides cluster management capabilities like automated deployment, centralized administration, monitoring and diagnostic tools.
Cloudera Enterprise adds in Cloudera Navigator for data management, technical support, indemnity, and open source advocacy. Cloudera Enterprise includes everything in Cloudera Standard plus an additional set of Cloudera Manager features and support for the core projects in CDH, enabling customers to store, process, and analyze more data, types and formats, than legacy technology while being very cost effective. Additional capabilities such as data management and disaster recovery can be added to Cloudera Enterprise through add-on subscriptions.
Features and benefits include:
SoftLayer solutions with Cloudera are immediately available, with prices starting at $699 per-month. This price includes an Intel Xeon 5620-based server with 24GB of RAM and two 500GB SATA storage drives.