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12 Hadoop Vendors To Watch In 2012

Promising low cost and unheard of scalability, Hadoop has been called the next-generation platform for data processing. Check out the vendors taking Hadoop to the next level.
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Cloudera Makes Hadoop Safe For The Enterprise
The oldest and largest Hadoop software and services provider, Cloudera has been focused on making open-source Apache Hadoop a reliable platform for business use since 2008. The company has more than 100 customers, but that could jump dramatically in the year ahead given Cloudera's recent partnership with Oracle, the IT industry's dominant database supplier.

Cloudera adds two crucial elements to its distribution of Apache Hadoop Software: the Cloudera Manager console for administering and managing Hadoop deployments, and enterprise-grade support. Cloudera Manager offers wizard-based installation and configuration menus for deploying Hadoop. It then offers tools to help system managers monitor the health of the platform, diagnose problems, optimize performance, and make required configuration and security changes.

Cloudera support is available eight hours a day, five days a week or 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with services including configuration checks, escalation and issue resolution, integration with third-party systems, and knowledge bases, articles, and other technical resources. Training and consulting round out the available services. The Cloudera Enterprise combination of the Hadoop software distribution, Cloudera Manager and support is list priced at $4,000 per node, per year (not including hardware.)

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