As customers use Apache Hadoop clusters in ways other than through HUE and Hadoop Command Line Interface (CLI) and integrate it closely with the applications they develop, we often get asked how to access their secure Hadoop cluster from within the custom applications. Many customers use a service account in their application and access the cluster with a fixed service account. However, other customers would like to access as the end users who have authenticated to the application.
When it comes to self-service business intelligence and exploratory analytics, Cloudera has continued to push limits and innovate to help our customers expedite this journey and get the most value from their data. Over the past year, we have made a number of significant advancements in Hue to provide a more powerful user experience for SQL developers and make them more productive for their every day self-service BI tasks and workflows.
With the recent release of Cloudera 5.12,
Cloudera Director enables self-service provisioning and management of CDH and Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub in the cloud. Running Cloudera Enterprise on top of public cloud infrastructure allows you to pay only for the resources you need to meet your data processing demands.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the ability to bid on spare Amazon EC2 computing capacity at a discount through Amazon EC2 Spot instances. With Cloudera Director, you can configure clusters to use Spot instances to improve workload execution time and save costs.
This article introduces a new Apache Hadoop feature called S3Guard. S3Guard addresses one of the major challenges with running Hadoop on Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3), eventual consistency. We outline the problem of S3’s eventual consistency, how it affects Hadoop workloads, and explain how S3Guard works.
Although Apache Hadoop has support for using Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) as a Hadoop filesystem, S3 behaves different than HDFS. One of the key differences is in the level of consistency provided by the underlying filesystem.
More of you are moving to public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery purposes, and Cloudera has been enhancing the capabilities of Cloudera Manager and CDH to help you do that. Specifically, Cloudera Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) now supports backup to and restore from Amazon S3 for Cloudera Enterprise customers.
BDR lets you replicate Apache HDFS data from your on-premise cluster to or from Amazon S3 with full fidelity (all file and directory metadata is replicated along with the data).