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Cloudera has just updated its relatively new Cloudera Director tool, which helps automate some of the tasks involved in connecting to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).


  • Cloudera Director and Cloudera Manager complement each other for hybrid and cloud environments well enough that Ovum believes that Cloudera should converge the tools into one.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides background on the opportunities and difficulties of deploying Hadoop to the cloud.
  • Analyzes Cloudera's strategy for making deployment of its platform cloud-friendly.

Key questions answered

  • From the standpoint of deployment, does Cloudera Director make the Cloudera Enterprise platform a first-class citizen in the Amazon and Google clouds?
  • What is the synergy between Cloudera Director and Cloudera Manager, and why are they two separate tools?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • Deploying to the cloud is easy, except when it isn't
  • Director Version 2.0 adds needed flexibility
  • If we're going to simplify, might as well go all the way


  • Further reading
  • Author

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