Category Archives: Cloud

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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Cloudera Director and Spot Instances: Resilience and Repair

Categories: CDH Cloud Testing

Cloudera Director enables self-service provisioning and management of CDH and Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub in the cloud. Running Cloudera Enterprise on top of public cloud infrastructure allows you to pay only for the resources you need to meet your data processing demands.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides the ability to bid on spare Amazon EC2 computing capacity at a discount through Amazon EC2 Spot instances. With Cloudera Director, you can configure clusters to use Spot instances to improve workload execution time and save costs.

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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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Using Amazon S3 with Cloudera BDR

Categories: CDH Cloud Cloudera Manager HDFS Hive

More of you are moving to public cloud services for backup and disaster recovery purposes, and Cloudera has been enhancing the capabilities of Cloudera Manager and CDH to help you do that. Specifically, Cloudera Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) now supports backup to and restore from Amazon S3 for Cloudera Enterprise customers.

BDR lets you replicate Apache HDFS data from your on-premise cluster to or from Amazon S3 with full fidelity (all file and directory metadata is replicated along with the data).

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What’s New in Cloudera Director 2.5?

Categories: CDH Cloud Cloudera Manager

Cloudera Director 2.5 brings cluster auto-repair functionality and improved support for AWS Spot instances. Support for Cloudera Manager’s external account feature has been added along with S3Guard support.

Cloudera Director helps you deploy, scale, and manage Apache Hadoop clusters in the cloud of your choice. Its enterprise-grade features deliver a reliable mechanism for establishing production-ready clusters in the cloud for big-data workloads and applications in a simple,

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