New Cloudera Desktop GUI Simplifies Hadoop for Users
Cloudera, which touts itself as the commercial Hadoop company, has announced the release of Cloudera Desktop, a graphical user interface (GUI) for Hadoop applications.NEW YORK -- Cloudera, which touts itself as the commercial Hadoop company, has announced the release of Cloudera Desktop, a graphical user interface (GUI) for Hadoop applications. Cloudera announced its Cloudera Desktop at the Hadoop World conference here on Oct. 2. The initial release of Cloudera Desktop includes tools for job and cluster management.
The Apache Hadoop project develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing. Hadoop enables applications to work with thousands of nodes and petabytes of data. It was inspired by Google's MapReduce and Google File System (GFS) papers.
??Ã The file browser, for copying and browsing the data files stored on a cluster; ??Ã The job designer, for creating, running and saving jobs for later reuse or customization; ??Ã The job browser, for keeping track of job status and progress; and ??Ã The cluster health dashboard, for monitoring the health of a Hadoop cluster and alerting operators in case of problems."The open source Hadoop project has proven itself on some of the most difficult data management workloads in the world," said Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst at RedMonk. "One of the significant barriers to broader adoption has been ease of use. With stable APIs and a traditional graphical interface for those with no exposure to Hadoop, Cloudera Desktop is aimed squarely at that opportunity."