By Ian Lumb | September 26, 2014 | Linux Cluster Management, Bright Cluster Manager, Big Data, Hadoop, Hadoop Cluster Management, High Performance Data Analysis, Bare Metal Provisioning, Apache Hadoop, Monitoring, Apache Spark
Last week we released support for Apache Hadoop 2.5.0. I thought it would be a good time to revisit all the updates we’ve made over the last 6 months - in case you missed them.
Our latest updates include:
Bottom line: Bright Cluster Manager maintains support for all major distributions of Apache Hadoop. Because we’re obsessed with keeping you current, you don’t have to be. We free you up to focus on the analysis of Big Data - and wasn’t that why you got interested in Hadoop in the first place?
Two more points on distros before we move on to other updates:
Distros supply the essentials. To wrangle problems in Big Data Analysis, however, we know you need more than just HDFS, YARN and ZooKeeper. So, we’ve made a number of updates over the past 6 months:
Choose a distro. Add one or more extras. Voilà! Your platform for Big Data Analytics awaits you! Because Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop bundles distros as well as extras, your complete platform is available in minutes. You don’t need to visit individual Web sites for each of the extras that interest you. And, of course, we’ll keep you current. For example, this means you’ll have access to the latest enhancements in Apache Spark soon after they become available.
Bright Cluster Manager is change-friendly. You can always add an extra, or even try an extra with a different distro. Although it’s pretty complete, our list of extras will continue to grow. In the interim, you can manually add any extra you feel is missing. And if you do, please tell us about it!
Managed software is about more than just pre-built packages. Over the past 6 months we’ve also made these updates:
Given all the updates it has received, Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop is anything but a Version 1.0 product release.
It is built on a proven, enterprise-grade management solution that provides provisioning, monitoring and management capabilities that are unique in their ability to transform bare-metal hardware into a platform for Big Data Analytics.
Bright Cluster Manager provides a platform for Big Data Analytics as well as HPC. Owing to its industry leading presence in HPC established over more than a decade, Bright Computing solutions are uniquely positioned for the ongoing convergence of HPC and Big Data Analytics. Once again, this means that you do not need to choose between HPC and Big Data Analytics. In fact, with Bright, you can already extract value from the convergence of these domains.
From the distros to the extras, to value-added services, Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop has progressed with agility uncommon to members of the family Elephantidae. For your next Big Data project, why not take Bright for a ride?