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CenturyLink is introducing a premium managed cloud big data service built around Cloudera Enterprise. With this partnership, CenturyLink is offering a service differentiated from Amazon Web Services EMR.


  • CenturyLink's offering is positioned as an end-to-end, fully managed service that comes with optional consulting services from CenturyLink that are the outgrowth of its Cognilytics acquisition.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides insight on how the managed big data cloud services market is diverisfying.
  • Analyzes how the new CenturyLink Hadoop cloud service differs from offerings such as Amazon EMR.

Key questions answered

  • Why is the managed big data cloud services market differentiating?
  • How will CenturyLink's new big data cloud service differ from offerings such as those from AWS or Azure?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Hadoop is headed to the cloud
  • CenturyLink, with Cloudera, introduces a premium service
  • All big data clouds are not equal
  • New CenturyLink offer integrates with its related strategic services


  • Further reading
  • Author

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