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Introduction

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).

Highlights

  • 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

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author

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