Cloudera Enterprise 5.12 is Now Available

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Cloudera Manager Cloudera Navigator Data Science Hue Impala Kafka Kudu

Cloudera is pleased to announce that Cloudera Enterprise 5.12 is now generally available (GA). The release includes enhancements for running in cloud environments (with broader ADLS support and improved AWS Spot Instance support), usability and productivity improvements for both data science and analytic workloads, as well as performance gains and self-service performance management across a range of workloads.

As usual, there are also a number of quality enhancements, bug fixes, and other improvements across the stack.

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Announcing the 2017 Cloudera Community Champions

Categories: CDH

Please help us congratulatingMatthew Bigelow, Saravanakumar Sivanandan and Gunaranjan Sundararajan , the members of the 2017 Cloudera Community Champions Program.

As the modern platform provider for machine learning and advanced analytics using hybrid open source software, Cloudera understands the value of a thriving community. Cloudera and open source are built upon the very premise of community, and community remains a core tenet of our business. We are proud of our Hadoop ecosystem committers,

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Deep learning on Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop with Deeplearning4j

Categories: Data Science Hadoop Spark

In late 2016, Ben Lorica of O’Reilly Media declared that “2017 will be the year the data science and big data community engage with AI technologies.” Deep learning on GPUs has pervaded universities and research organizations prior to 2017, but distributed deep learning on CPUs is now beginning to gain widespread adoption in a diverse set of companies and domains. While GPUs provide top-of-the-line performance in numerical computing, CPUs are also becoming more efficient and much of today’s existing hardware already has CPU computing power available in bulk.

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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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Offset Management For Apache Kafka With Apache Spark Streaming

Categories: CDH Kafka Spark

An ingest pattern that we commonly see being adopted at Cloudera customers is Apache Spark Streaming applications which read data from Kafka. Streaming data continuously from Kafka has many benefits such as having the capability to gather insights faster. However, users must take into consideration management of Kafka offsets in order to recover their streaming application from failures. In this post, we will provide an overview of Offset Management and following topics.

  • Storing offsets in external data stores
    • Checkpoints
    • HBase
    • ZooKeeper
    • Kafka
  • Not managing offsets

Overview of Offset Management

Spark Streaming integration with Kafka allows users to read messages from a single Kafka topic or multiple Kafka topics.

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