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BlueData Harnesses Latest Innovations in Hadoop and Spark with New Product Release

Extends Big Data Support to Apache Ambari, Cloudera Manager, and More

Mountain View, Calif. – BlueData, provider of the leading infrastructure software platform for Big Data, today announced the summer release for its BlueData EPICTM software. With this new product release, available immediately, BlueData provides support for the latest Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark versions while extending its interoperability with commonly deployed management tools and applications for Big Data analytics.

Infrastructure complexity is a major barrier to Big Data adoption and BlueData is continuing to make it easier to deploy Big Data infrastructure on-premises. Some of the new capabilities in the enterprise version of the BlueData EPIC platform include:

  • Integration with Apache Ambari as well as Cloudera Manager to manage, monitor, troubleshoot, and administer Hadoop clusters.
  • Support for newer versions of Apache Hadoop open source software distributions: Cloudera Distributed Hadoop (CDH) version 5.3 and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) version 2.2.
  • Support for the latest version of Apache Spark (1.3.1) in either stand-alone mode or with YARN.
  • Enhanced security and authentication for multi-tenant Big Data environments using Kerberos.
  • Integration with Big Data applications for analytics, business intelligence, data preparation, and search including Datameer, Informatica, Platfora, Splunk (Hunk), and Tableau.
  • “Bring your own app” capabilities that allow users to quickly snapshot and self-register their Big Data applications of choice within the BlueData EPIC catalog.

“Analysis of Big Data is becoming a ‘must-have’ capability across all industries,” said Nik Rouda, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Still, complexity at the infrastructure level remains a major challenge for most companies looking to implement their own Big Data initiatives. BlueData helps to simplify Big Data deployments and supports many commonly deployed tools in the ecosystem.”

The BlueData EPICTM software platform simplifies the infrastructure challenges and limitations that can slow down and stall Big Data deployments. It delivers the benefits of Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model, with the enterprise-grade security and governance that IT teams require. Leveraging the power of virtualization with the performance of bare-metal, BlueData EPIC delivers greater agility and cost-efficiency for Big Data infrastructure. Whereas traditional Big Data projects take weeks or even months to deploy a bare-metal physical cluster, BlueData customers can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters – with the data and analytics their data scientists need – within minutes. They can save up to 75 percent of the infrastructure and operational costs for Big Data deployments.

“BlueData is executing on our mission to provide an ‘easy button’ for Big Data infrastructure,” said Kumar Sreekanti, co-founder and CEO, BlueData. “In this new release, we enable enterprises to get even faster time-to-value through rapid deployment of their entire Big Data stack – including Hadoop and Spark as well as business intelligence, data visualization, and search applications. At the same time, we’re continuing to enhance our support for enterprise-class security and authentication in a multi-tenant Big Data environment.”

You can see a live demo of the new BlueData EPIC software release at Hadoop Summit in San Jose, June 9-11 at booth S23. You can learn about the product’s integration with Ambari by joining the session “Self-Service Provisioning and Hadoop Management with Apache Ambari” with Anant Chintamaneni, BlueData VP of Products, in Grand Ballroom 220B on Tuesday, June 9 at 1:45pm. In addition, BlueData will be at Spark Summit in San Francisco the following week June 15-17 at booth K29.

In a separate announcement, BlueData also introduced support for Docker containers available today in the EPIC Lite version of its infrastructure software platform.

About BlueData Software, Inc.
BlueData is transforming how enterprises deploy their Big Data applications and infrastructure. The BlueData EPIC™ software platform uses virtualization technology to make it easier, faster, and more cost-effective for enterprises of all sizes to leverage Big Data – enabling Hadoop-as-a-Service in an on-premises deployment model. With BlueData, they can spin up virtual Hadoop or Spark clusters within minutes, providing data scientists with on-demand access to the applications, data and infrastructure they need. Based in Mountain View, California, BlueData was founded by VMware veterans and its investors including Amplify Partners, Atlantic Bridge, Ignition Partners, and Intel Capital. To learn more about BlueData, visit www.bluedata.com.

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