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July 15, 2014

Cloudera, Dell and Intel Extend Partnership

Recently, Cloudera has extended its partnership with Dell and Intel (News - Alert) and announced plans to launch a dedicated Dell In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise. The solution will feature Dell hardware, Cloudera’s enterprise data hub -based on Cloudera Enterprise, Intel architecture and ScaleMP’s Versatile SMP (vSMP) architecture, ensuring high-performance data analysis for customers.

The new Dell (News - Alert) In-Memory Appliance for Cloudera Enterprise uses Cloudera's distribution of Hadoop on top of Intel-based Dell hardware. The solution is designed from the silicon up and will aggregate multiple x86 servers into a single virtual machine to create large memory pools for in-memory processing.  This easy-to-use solution will enable certain applications to run up to 100x faster making them suitable for high-performance data analysis. The Dell In-Memory Appliances for Cloudera Enterprise will be available in pre-sized, pre-configured options.

"Dell's unwavering commitment to the customer is what led us to align our technology with Cloudera," said Sam Greenblatt, CTO and vice president of engineered solutions, Dell. "They have the most mature and the only enterprise-grade Hadoop-based platform in the industry, and their partnership with Intel brings a level of performance and security to the industry that hasn't been met anywhere else. This reliability is important to companies of all sizes looking to bring high-performance data analysis into their businesses and incorporate real-time data streams into their applications."

"Data systems of the '80s and '90s were never designed for what is known as big data. It's not that the world was never data-driven before -- it's that we are amassing more data today than systems are able to consume," said Mike Olson, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Cloudera. "Traditional systems isolate data and create silos that make exploration and collaboration hard. By putting that data into a modern enterprise data hub, customers can combine it and analyze it in powerful new ways. The collaboration among Dell, Intel and Cloudera to build this new engineered system makes it easier than ever before for enterprises to deploy an enterprise data hub that's fast, scalable and affordable." 



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