Cost-per-performance, not cost-per-capacity, turns out to be the better metric for evaluating the true value of SSDs.
In the Big Data ecosystem, solid-state drives (SSDs) are increasingly considered a viable, higher-performance alternative to rotational hard-disk drives (HDDs). However, few results from actual testing are available to the public.
Recently, Cloudera engineers did such a study based on a combination of SSDs and HDDs, with the goal of determining to what extent SSDs accelerate different MapReduce workloads,
Thanks to the improvements described here, CDH 5 will ship with a version of MapReduce 2 that is just as fast (or faster) than MapReduce 1.
Performance fixes are tiny, easy, and boring, once you know what the problem is. The hard work is in putting your finger on that problem: narrowing, drilling down, and measuring, measuring, measuring.
Apache Hadoop is no exception to this rule. Recently, Cloudera engineers set out to ensure that MapReduce performance in Hadoop 2 (MR2/YARN) is on par with,
Thanks to Marshall Bockrath-Vandegrift of advanced threat detection/malware company (and CDH user) Damballa for the following post about his Parkour project, which offers libraries for writing MapReduce jobs in Clojure. Parkour has been tested (but is not supported) on CDH 3 and CDH 4.
Clojure is Lisp-family functional programming language which targets the JVM. On the Damballa R&D team, Clojure has become the language of choice for implementing everything from web services to machine learning systems.
Our thanks to Databricks, the company behind Apache Spark (incubating), for providing the guest post below. Cloudera and Databricks recently announced that Cloudera will distribute and support Spark in CDH. Look for more posts describing Spark internals and Spark + CDH use cases in the near future.
Apache Hadoop has revolutionized big data processing, enabling users to store and process huge amounts of data at very low costs.
Cloudera Manager lets you add a YARN service in the same way you would add any other Cloudera Manager-managed service.
In Apache Hadoop 2, YARN and MapReduce 2 (MR2) are long-needed upgrades for scheduling, resource management, and execution in Hadoop. At their core, the improvements separate cluster resource management capabilities from MapReduce-specific logic. They enable Hadoop to share resources dynamically between MapReduce and other parallel processing frameworks, such as Cloudera Impala;