Dell and Cloudera to enable data analysis through open source solution


Enterprises looking to process massive application
datasets can now utilize the industry’s first complete Apache Hadoop solution,
resulting from a relationship between Dell and Cloudera Inc. The Dell |
Cloudera solution for Apache Hadoop combines Dell servers and networking
components with Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH).


As well as management tools, training, technology support
and professional services, to give customers a single source to deploy, manage,
and scale a comprehensive Apache Hadoop-based stack.


Aimed at financial services, energy, utility and telecom
companies, research institutions, retail businesses, and Internet/media groups,
The Dell | Cloudera solution for Apache Hadoop can reduce the complexity of
deploying, configuring, and managing Hadoop systems.


By combining the leading open source Apache Hadoop-based
software platform and purpose-built hardware, the integrated Dell | Cloudera
solution for Hadoop enables organizations to analyze large amounts of complex,
dynamic data at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than proprietary


The Dell PowerEdge C line is designed and
optimized to work in large scale-out computing environments which highlight the
company’s approach to producing best of breed solutions.


This offering brings simplicity and power helping enable
more organizations to process big data sets in order to spot business trends
and buying patterns, conduct risk modeling, direct customer profiling and
retention programs, determine buying patterns or simulate physical, biological,
and environmental processes.


Enabling the analysis of large amounts of data gives
customers the power to derive greater and faster insights that lead to a
tangible business advantage.


Many companies today are recognizing the inherent value
in analyzing the vast amount of structured and unstructured data currently
being stored across their organization. Apache Hadoop enables companies to
perform complex analyses, including detailed special-purpose computation across
large collections of mixed data.


Deployment and management complexity, as well as
requirements for highly specialized knowledge, have been barriers to adoption.
Providing complete end-to-end solutions for Apache Hadoop deployments will be
key to significantly speeding its adoption within mainstream enterprise
environments,” said Merv Adrian, Research VP, Information Management at


The Dell | Cloudera solution for Apache Hadoop consists
of CDH, Dell Crowbar software, and Cloudera Enterprise
combined with a Dell PowerEdge C2100 server (other models to be added shortly)
and PowerConnect 6248 48-port Gigabit Ethernet Layer 3 switch.Joint service and
support and a deployment guide are also included.


This solution also leverages Dell’s popular Crowbar
software, which Dell has released to the community as open source.


Crowbar manages the Apache Hadoop deployment from the
initial server boot to the configuration of the primary Apache Hadoop
components allowing users to complete bare metal deployment of multi-node
Hadoop environments in a matter of hours, as opposed to days.


Once the initial deployment is complete, Crowbar can be
used to maintain, expand, and architect a complete data analytics solution,
including BIOS configuration, network discovery, status monitoring, performance
data gathering, and alerting. Crowbar provides the necessary tools and
automation to manage the complete lifecycle of Hadoop environments.


Through our relationship with Cloudera, companies can
now take advantage of the leading distribution of Apache Hadoop along with Dell
servers and networking capabilities to easily and quickly deploy an end-to-end
solution for Hadoop,” said John Igoe, executive director of Cloud Solutions at


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