Cloudera brings Enterprise Data Hub to AWS cloud

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Cloudera customers can now deploy the firm’s Enterprise Data Hub offering in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

The company, which specialises in Apache Hadoop-powered enterprise analytics data management products, said partnering with AWS would allow customers to make use of larger scale big data deployments.

As such, the AWS-hosted offering is designed to make it easier for larger numbers of people within an organisation to analyse sizeable data volumes from a variety of sources.

Tim Stevens, vice president of corporate and business development at Cloudera, said taking a cloud-based approach to data analytics has a freeing effect on end users and their data.

“While on-premises data management deployments continue to be an option for some enterprises, others prefer the flexibility and economics of the cloud. A data management solution shouldn’t dictate where and how they store their data - the solution should go to the data,” explained Stevens.

“Enterprises can deploy and operate a comprehensive, fully operational enterprise data hub in the cloud, which provides powerful, flexible, scalable and cost efficient data storage, processing and analytics.”

Cloudera said end users stand to benefit from faster deployment times and lower operating costs by opting to deploy its Enterprise Data Hub in an AWS cloud.

“At many large organisations, it can take weeks or even months to add new nodes into a traditional data cluster,” said Cloudera, in a statement.

“By deploying Cloudera Enterprise on AWS, enterprises can effectively shorten rest-to-growth cycles to scale their data hubs as their business grows.”

Matt Aslett, research director for data management and analytics at market watcher 451 Research, said – by offering Hadoop-powered data analytics in the cloud – the vendor has tapped into a potentially fast-growing market.

"We anticipate increasing interest in running Hadoop in cloud environments, especially as enterprises continue to modernise their information management architectures and define their next-generation data management platforms,” he said.

“Cloudera’s use of Amazon Web Services should give potential users the confidence that they have the support of market leaders when it comes to both their Hadoop platform and their cloud infrastructure.”

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