Category Archives: Ops and DevOps

Docker is the New QuickStart Option for Apache Hadoop and Cloudera

Categories: CDH Ops and DevOps QuickStart VM Testing

Now there’s an even quicker “QuickStart” option for getting hands-on with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and Cloudera’s platform: a new Docker image.

docker-logoYou might already be familiar with Cloudera’s popular QuickStart VM, a virtual image containing our distributed data processing platform. Originally intended as a demo environment, the QuickStart VM quickly evolved over time into quite a useful general-purpose environment for developers, customers, and partners. Today,

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Checklist for Painless Upgrades to CDH 5

Categories: CDH Cloudera Manager Ops and DevOps

Following these best practices can make your upgrade path to CDH 5 relatively free of obstacles.

Upgrading the software that powers mission-critical workloads can be challenging in any circumstance. In the case of CDH, however, Cloudera Manager makes upgrades easy, and the built-in Upgrade Wizard, available with Cloudera Manager 5, further simplifies the upgrade process. The wizard performs service-specific upgrade steps that, previously, you had to run manually, and also features a rolling restart capability that reduces downtime for minor and maintenance version upgrades.

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Inside Cloudera Director

Categories: Cloud Cloudera Manager Ops and DevOps

With Cloudera Director, cloud deployments of Apache Hadoop are now as enterprise-ready as on-premise ones. Here’s the technology behind it.

As part of the recent Cloudera Enterprise 5.2 release, we unveiled Cloudera Director, a new product that delivers enterprise-class, self-service interaction with Hadoop clusters in cloud environments. (Cloudera Director is free to download and use, but commercial support requires a Cloudera Enterprise subscription.) It provides a centralized administrative view for cloud deployments and lets end users provision and scale clusters themselves using automated,

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Big Data Benchmarks: Toward Real-Life Use Cases

Categories: Guest Hadoop Ops and DevOps Performance

The Transaction Processing Council (TPC), working with Cloudera, recently announced the new TPCx-HS benchmark, a good first step toward providing a Big Data benchmark.

In this interview by Roberto Zicari with Francois Raab, the original author of the TPC-C Benchmark, and Yanpei Chen, a Performance Engineer at Cloudera, the interviewees share their thoughts on the next step for benchmarks that reflect real-world use cases.

This interview was originally published at ODBMS.org;

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How-to: Easily Do Rolling Upgrades with Cloudera Manager

Categories: Cloudera Manager How-to Ops and DevOps

Unique across all options, Cloudera Manager makes it easy to do what would otherwise be a disruptive operation for operators and users.

For the increasing number of customers that rely on enterprise data hubs (EDHs) for business-critical applications, it is imperative to minimize or eliminate downtime — thus, Cloudera has focused intently on making software upgrades a routine, non-disruptive operation for EDH administrators and users.

With Cloudera Manager 4.6 and later,

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