A month ago, we publicly announced Cloudera Altus, our new platform–as–a–service offering, and today, we are expanding the Altus data engineering service to support AWS EC2 Spot instances. Cloud infrastructure is the most costly component of running Altus data engineering workloads in the cloud. Altus EC2 Spot instance support makes it easy to significantly reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure by allowing users to provision Altus data engineering clusters backed by excess EC2 compute capacity at reduced prices.
Learn how to use Cloudera Director to automate cluster operations (and more) in the cloud.
Cloudera Director was designed from the beginning to be primarily an API that can integrate with your existing data pipelines and workflows to handle tasks like creating, terminating, and resizing the Apache Hadoop (CDH) clusters used to run your data processing jobs or SQL queries.
Among many other new features,