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Skytap Offers Hadoop Templates On Its Cloud With Cloudera LinkUp


Written by  Raja Rao | 21 January 2013
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Skytap CloudSkytap Inc., self-service cloud automation solutions provider, announced the availability of pre-configured Cloudera Hadoop (CDH4) Enterprise templates in the Skytap Cloud public template library. This release will provide Skytap’s enterprise customers with access to Cloudera Enterprise free edition, which can be used to deploy and manage physical or virtual clusters of up to 50 nodes.

Skytap Cloud has earlier extended their support for VMware data center infrastructure.

These Hadoop templates will enable enterprise developers, testers, data scientists and IT professionals to quickly learn more about Hadoop, experiment with its capabilities and develop proof-of-concepts for big data offerings. Virtual Hadoop cluster environments can be created in minutes using these templates and tasks such as create, spin-up, suspend, save and tear down Hadoop clusters of various sizes can be performed. These Skytap templates also eliminate the Software-Hardware complexity saving time and providing easy access to Hadoop clusters.

The company claims that its new Templates enable customers to Create and Scale-Out Hadoop Cluster Environments in Skytap Cloud for Big Data Proof-of-Concepts and Testing in Less than 10 Minutes.

Using Skytap Cloud’s multi-VPN capability, Skytap customers can create a secure hybrid cloud and gain added flexibility to run Hadoop cluster nodes on-premise coupled with additional Hadoop cluster nodes that run in Skytap Cloud. This enables fast, on-demand scaling of Hadoop cluster environments for periodic project needs where large datasets require additional compute, memory, storage, and networking resources. The hybrid cloud Hadoop cluster can be managed as a single, unified cluster on-premise or from within Skytap Cloud.

Cloudera Hadoop Dev-Test 

Skytap Cloud also offers a base Cloudera CDH4 Hadoop multi-node cluster template plus an additional single-node template that allows for the easy, fast addition of more nodes to the base cluster. Using the Cloudera Manager Free edition, users can perform basic configuration and administration tasks for HDFS, MapReduce, Hue, Oozie and ZooKeeper. By deploying Hadoop clusters within Skytap Cloud, users also benefit from Skytap’s SmartClient™, AutoNetworks™, CloudControl™ and SmartShare™ technologies. Skytap is ideal for any dynamic workload including development and testing, software demos and evaluations, and virtual training.

“Hadoop has forever changed the way enterprises manage big data. Skytap is transforming the way businesses deploy and benefit from big data solutions by introducing Cloudera Hadoop templates for enterprise hybrid clouds,” said Brad Schick, vice president of engineering at Skytap. “By utilizing Cloudera Hadoop within Skytap Cloud, businesses can drive faster time to value by eliminating the need to procure in-house hardware and avoid the complexity and expertise required to download, install and configure all of the required components. For engineers, the environment is right there in Skytap Cloud and ready to go."

The Compnay was founded in 2006. IT introduced Skytap Cloud service in 2008. The company claims that its customers have launched over one million virtual machines in the Skytap Cloud, including leading companies like Boeing, Google, IBM, Trek Bicycles, OpenText, and Cushman & Wakefield.

Raja Rao

Raja Rao

RajaRao is our Cloud Journalist writing for ToolsJournal on Cloud Tools, Latest updates, Cloud Quick Lists and more. He has done his Bachelors of Engineering in Civil and has been in IT for over 15 years with good expertise on CRM, Peoplesoft, SAP, Microsoft and .Net technologies. Raja comes with fantastic blend of Technical, Solutions and Delivery expertise. Loving the concept of ToolsJournal he has joined us full time and has been tremendous help to take this portal forward. 

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