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4 Bright Topics for the Euro Hadoop Summit: Only 3 Days Left to Cast Your Vote!

By Ian Lumb | January 13, 2015

Shape the program of the Hadoop Summit Europe 2015 with your votes. Is there a better way to demonstrate community? We think not!

The Summit features 6 tracks. By tapping the expertise of our Hadoop braintrust, we’ve submitted 4 ideas to 3 different tracks. Because we’d like to earn your votes, please allow us elaborate.

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Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop: The First 6 Months of a Radiant Relationship

By Ian Lumb | September 26, 2014

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.

Latest Updates

Our latest updates include:

  • Apache Hadoop 2.5.1  Typo? Not exactly. We introduced support for Apache Hadoop 2.5.0 last week. Since Version 2.5.1 (released on September 13, 2014) is a minor release that builds upon the stable 2.4.1 release, you can now expect support via YUM updates to Bright. Note that vanilla Apache Hadoop includes HDFS (the Hadoop Distributed File System), ZooKeeper (the coordination service) as well as YARN (the workload manager).
  • Cloudera CDH 5.1.0  We introduced support for CDH 5.1.0 in mid-July.
  • Hortonworks HDP 2.1  We introduced support for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.1 in mid-May.

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?

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Report: Hadoop Sector to Grow 58 Percent Each Year Until 2020

By Lionel Gibbons | June 12, 2014

In 2013, the Hadoop market was $2.0 billion. By 2020, it will be $50.2 billion. According to a recent article from Cloud Times, Allied Market Research's report reveals the global market for Hadoop is expected to grow 58 percent annually from 2013 to 2020.

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Why Your Hadoop Cluster Needs a Cluster Manager

By Lionel Gibbons | June 09, 2014

Last week, Bright Computing Senior Systems Architect Robert Stober presented a session entitled Why your Hadoop cluster needs a cluster manager at the 2014 Hadoop Summit.

His talk covered some of the many benefits that using an enterprise-grade cluster manager can bring to the world of Hadoop. From automated health checks to node provisioning at the push of a button, there’s a lot to gain by using the right tool for the job.

As promised, we're posting Robert's deck here for those who were unable to watch the session. We hope you find it helpful.

DOWNLOAD: "Why Your Hadoop Cluster Needs a Cluster Manager"


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