Bright Computing Releases New Version of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015


Deploys, monitors and manages fully integrated, vendor-neutral data platform from bare metal through the analytics stack

By Bright Staff | Jun 8, 2015 3:00:00 PM |



San Jose, California — Bright Computing, the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software, announces a significant update to distribution-agnostic Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop at the Hadoop Summit North America 2015. Bright Computing will be in booth S4 at the Summit, taking place June 9-11, 2015, in San Jose, California. Visitors to the booth can learn more about how the Version 7.1 release eases the burden of managing Hadoop by broadening and deepening the functionality of its offering.

As an integrated management solution, Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop provides easy installation and reliable configuration, plus comprehensive monitoring, health checking and management – with a minimal requirement for administrative expertise and operational overhead. The intuitive Bright graphical user interface (GUI) manages both the physical cluster and the entire Hadoop software stack to keep the cluster running reliably throughout its life cycle.

By expanding its automation of deployment, monitoring and ongoing management, Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop makes it easier than ever to manage Hadoop clusters of all sizes in a variety of environments. The software is fully integrated with the latest versions of the leading Hadoop distributions, and data-platform applications, so customers can easily deploy a Hadoop cluster that is tailored to their needs. Those looking to pair Hadoop with HPC can allocate resources to deploy, monitor, and manage both the Hadoop and HPC stacks from a single instance of the Bright GUI. One example of just such a hybrid system is Tulane University’s Cypress supercomputer.

“Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop makes it easy to start with bare metal and then deploy, monitor, and manage Hadoop clusters as well as the rest of the analytics stack,” said Ian Lumb, Product Marketing Manager at Bright Computing. “The new enhancements leverage Bright Cluster Manager’s capabilities to provide single pane of glass management for the hardware, operating system, and Hadoop configuration, as well as analytics applications and end users.”

Version 7.1 of Bright Cluster Manager for Apache Hadoop fully integrates the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), the ZooKeeper coordination service, and YARN the workload manager via the latest distributions of vanilla Apache Hadoop, Cloudera CDH, Hortonworks HDP, and Pivotal HD. This newest release includes an overlay capability that makes it easier to flexibly configure and manage sets of Hadoop nodes, perform context-appropriate maintenance tasks on a per-component basis, and leverage transparent, end-to-end encryption in HDFS (e.g., including support for encryption zones). Finally, fully integrated support for Apache Spark, Apache Hive, Apache Sqoop, and Apache Sqoop2 emphasizes Bright Computing’s commitment towards a comprehensive platform for Big Data Analytics.

About Bright Computing

Bright Computing is the leading provider of hardware-agnostic cluster and cloud management software in the world. Bright Cluster Manager® provides a unified solution for the provisioning, scheduling, monitoring, and management of HPC clusters, Hadoop clusters, and OpenStack clouds, and has a presence in more than 500 data centers around the world. Bright Computing’s customer base includes global academic, governmental, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, oil/gas/energy, and pharmaceutical organizations such as Boeing, Intel, NASA, Stanford University, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Bright partners with Amazon, Cisco, Cray, Dell, Intel, and other industry experts to bring customers the greatest access to leading-edge cluster, server and cloud technology possible.

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For more information

Bright Computing, Inc.
Mr. Lionel Gibbons
2880 Zanker Road, Suite 203
San Jose, CA 95134
Tel: +1 408 337 6076