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Cloudera Goes Cloud With Amazon

Cloudera says Amazon Web Services partnership will help customers move beyond Hadoop sandboxes to bring high-scale production platforms into the cloud.

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D. Henschen
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12/19/2013 | 1:03:50 PM
Why didn't this happen sooner?
I recall attending Hadoop World in 2009 (500 ish people at the Roosevelt Hotel) and Amazon had just released Elastic Map Reduce. Why it took this long to see a Cloudera-AWS combo is beyond me, but it's a good thing whatever egos got in the way are now in check.
cbabcock
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12/19/2013 | 1:00:10 PM
Cloud economics spur Cloudera, AWS joint decision
A Hadoop service on Amazon, backed by the tools and expertise of Cloudera? I can see why Amazon is willing to partner and make that a one-step process. Think more Hadoop clusters running on EC2. And Hadoop users are prime beneficiaries of the cloud's elasticity. Spin it up when you need it; shut it down when you don't People who believe there's no economic benefit to cloud computing should study how companies use Hadoop.
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