Category Archives: Cloud

How-to: Write a Cloud Provider Plugin for Cloudera Director

Categories: Cloud How-to

Cloudera Director 1.5 introduces a new plugin architecture to enable support for additional cloud providers. If you want to implement a plugin to add integration with a cloud provider that is not supported out-of-the-box, or to extend one of the existing plugins, these details will get you started.

As discussed in our previous blog post, the Cloudera Director Service Provider Interface (Cloudera Director SPI) defines a Java interface and packaging standards for Cloudera Director plugins.

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What’s New in Cloudera Director 1.5?

Categories: Cloud

Cloudera Director 1.5 is now available; this post describes what’s inside, including a new open source plugin interface.

Cloudera Director is the manifestation of Cloudera’s commitment to providing a simple and reliable way to deploy, scale, and manage Apache Hadoop in the cloud of your choice. With Cloudera Director 1.5, we continue the story of enabling production-ready clusters and big data applications by focusing on the following themes.

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Cloudera Live Comes to Amazon AWS

Categories: Cloud

You now have more deployment options for getting hands-on with Apache Hadoop.

Launched in September 2014, Cloudera Live has become a popular choice for getting hands-on with Apache Hadoop via the cloud and Cloudera Enterprise, the world’s most deployed commercial Hadoop-based platform (CDH + Cloudera Manager, Navigator, and Director). The popularity is credited to its ease of spin up and use: With step-by-step, ramp-up tutorials, Cloudera Live helps users get up and running in just a few hours. 

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How-to: Get Started with CDH on OpenStack with Sahara

Categories: Cloud Guest

The recent OpenStack Kilo release adds many features to the Sahara project, which provides a simple means of provisioning an Apache Hadoop (or Spark) cluster on top of OpenStack. This how-to, from Intel Software Engineer Wei Ting Chen, explains how to use the Sahara CDH plugin with this new release.


This how-to assumes that OpenStack is already installed. If not, we recommend using Devstack to build a test OpenStack environment in a short time.

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Cloudera Enterprise 5.4 is Released

Categories: CDH Cloud Cloudera Manager

We’re pleased to announce the release of Cloudera Enterprise 5.4 (comprising CDH 5.4, Cloudera Manager 5.4, and Cloudera Navigator 2.3).

Cloudera Enterprise 5.4 (Release Notes) reflects critical investments in a production-ready customer experience through  governance, security, performance and deployment flexibility in cloud environments. It also includes support for a significant number of updated open standard components–including Apache Spark 1.3, Impala 2.2, and Apache HBase 1.0 (as well as unsupported beta releases of Hive-on-Spark data processing and OpenStack deployments).

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