Category Archives: Altus

Cloudera Altus Director SDX Integration

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Cloudera Director

Cloudera provides a pathway for sharing metadata from an Altus Director managed cluster with Cloudera Altus Data Engineering or Altus Data Warehouse clusters. This blog post outlines how to use Altus Director to set up the required infrastructure as well as configuring the CDH components to enable this functionality.

SDX for Cloudera Altus persists both Apache Hive metadata and Apache Sentry data access policies independently from clusters in SDX namespaces. In this way,

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Learn for Free How to Deploy Cloudera Enterprise on Microsoft Azure

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Ops and DevOps Training

At Cloudera, we spend our time helping customers benefit from data. We help them with different types of data—structured, semi-structured, or raw unstructured. We also help them implement solutions for storing, tracing, securing, processing, enriching, analyzing, and visualizing it.

Over the past several years, we’ve observed that customers are increasingly working with their data in the cloud, and Microsoft’s Azure cloud service is a popular deployment option. Cloudera University is pleased to announce a free course,

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Protecting Hadoop Clusters From Malware Attacks

Categories: Altus CDH Platform Security & Cybersecurity

Two new strains of malware–XBash and DemonBot–are targeting Apache Hadoop servers for Bitcoin mining and DDOS purposes. This malware is scanning the internet so vigorously for Hadoop clusters that an infection can occur within minutes of an insecure cluster being placed on the open internet. This blog post describes the mechanism this malware uses and offers specific actions to protect your Hadoop-based clusters.

A History of Hadoop Malware

Roughly two years ago there were a spate of attacks against the open source database solution MongoDB,

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Network Security with Cloudera Altus and Apache Spot

Categories: Altus Platform Security & Cybersecurity

Introduction

In the last few years, IT security threats to enterprise systems have increased, which has necessitated installing log ingestion and analysis solutions in any enterprise network.

This blog post illustrates how Cloudera built its own scalable solution for log ingestion and analytics using Apache Spot and Cloudera Altus. By leveraging transient workloads in the cloud, Cloudera reduced the solution’s operational costs by 50% when compared to traditional, persistent cluster approaches.

Use Case

At Cloudera,

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Custom Hostname for Cloud Instances

Categories: Altus CDH Cloud Cloudera Director How-to Ops and DevOps Tools

Cloudera Altus Director provides the simplest way to deploy and manage Cloudera Enterprise in the cloud. It enables customers to unlock the benefits of enterprise-grade Hadoop while leveraging the flexibility, scalability, and affordability of the cloud. It integrates seamlessly with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure, and provides support to build custom plugins for other public or private cloud environments.

Motivation

While automating the provisioning of a cluster on the cloud using Altus Director,

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