Over the last couple years, we have certainly seen the maturation of Hadoop and the shift from a proof-of concept technology to an enterprise-ready platform. As the trusted advisor of Hadoop as a data management technology, we also noticed the conversation has shifted from the details of the different Hadoop projects to the business outcomes and competitive advantages gained by having a big data platform. We are also often asked by many of these “fast followers” as to how best to quickly and intelligently put together a reliable big data platform without incurring high costs. After all, do-it-yourself projects simply are not for everyone. The time, skillsets, and resources needed is hard to come by, and not every organization has the ability to hire the best talents in the market to plan, deploy, and manage Hadoop clusters, let alone support and maintain the platform post-production.
Recognizing the need to stand up a Hadoop cluster quickly and cost-effectively, Cloudera and Teradata have joined forces to introduce the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop with Cloudera, an engineered, ready-to-run appliance that comes with enterprise-ready Cloudera Enterprise 5.4, in addition to our existing software integrations.
Having an appliance allows organizations to:
Plug-and-play with single vendor support – Designed and delivered as a fully integrated, turn-key system, the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop with Cloudera provides an easy way to implement Hadoop in the data center. The appliance simplifies and speeds up the cluster deployment, enabling customers to focus their IT resources on fine-tuning the infrastructure to deliver business value, rather than investing valuable resources in the details of deployment, management, and support of the platform.
Seamless self-service data access with pre-built UDA integration – The value of big data is beyond just the ability to capture and store unstructured data. The ability to integrate to existing data sources in an enterprise data warehouse and a data discovery platform is very critical to the success of the big data platform. Working closely with Teradata, this appliance comes with robust software that allows for pre-built integration from Cloudera Impala and Hive to components in the Unified Data Architecture, namely Teradata database and Teradata Aster Discovery Platform. This integration allows users to seamlessly access and query data using the existing technology interface and expertise.
Enterprise security and governance for all mission-critical workloads – With Apache Sentry and Cloudera Navigator, Cloudera Enterprise provides multiple layers of security and governance that are built to maintain the business agility and flexibility that Hadoop provides, while providing the security necessary to meet stringent security regulations and requirements. Being compliance-ready at the core, Cloudera Enterprise is the only distribution that is fully PCI-certified.
Industry-Leading Management and Support – Cloudera Manager features a best-in-class holistic interface that provides end-to-end system management and zero-downtime rolling upgrades. Combining the power of Cloudera Manager with Teradata Viewpoint and Teradata Vital Infrastructure, Teradata Appliance for Hadoop with Cloudera provides intuitive tools for centralized management with powerful capabilities, even as the system scales.
Built on open standards – Cloudera is the leading open source contributor, having added more major, enterprise-ready features to the Hadoop ecosystem, not just the core. With the Apache-licensed open source model, it ensures that data and applications remain the customer’s, and an open platform to connect with all of their existing investments in technology and skills.
In addition to all the benefits of an appliance form-factor, the Teradata Appliance for Hadoop with Cloudera also delivers all the benefits of enterprise-ready Hadoop with Cloudera Enterprise 5.4:
We are excited to deepen our partnership with Teradata, but we are even more eager to see where this joint solution is taking the industries, shortening the journey to insights.