Tag Archives: Altus

Informatica Big Data Management on Cloudera Altus

Categories: CDH Cloud

Today, we’re really excited to announce the latest innovation from Cloudera and Informatica’s partnership. Companies are increasingly moving their data operations into the cloud. With both companies focusing on helping customers derive business insights out of vast amounts of data, our new joint offering will dramatically simplify leveraging cloud-native infrastructures for big data analytics.

Last May, Cloudera announced Cloudera Altus, a new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering in the cloud for big data analytics,

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Customizing Docker Images in Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Data Science How-to Tools

This article shows how to build and publish a customized Docker image for usage as an engine in Cloudera Data Science Workbench. Such an image or engine customization gives you the benefit of being able to work with your favorite tool chain inside the web based application.

Motivation:

Cloudera Data Science Workbench (CDSW) enables data scientists to use their favorite tools such as R, Python, or Scala based libraries out of the box in an isolated secure sandbox environment.

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Introducing S3Guard: S3 Consistency for Apache Hadoop

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Hadoop

Synopsis

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.

Problem

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.

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Announcing Support for Spot Instances in Cloudera Altus

Categories: Cloud

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.

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