Cloudera now lets you manage cloud instances just like the real thing

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Hadoop vendor Cloudera announced the latest version of its big data distribution on Tuesday, complete with a new visual tool for deploying and managing Hadoop clusters on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

The tool, called Cloudera Director, will give users an interface by which they can deploy, manage and provision the full Cloudera Hadoop distribution on AWS.  Senior Director of Product Marketing Clarke Patterson acknowledged that has not been easy to date while still maintaining the breadth of capabilities. Although there’s no difference between the cloud version and the on-premises version of the software, he added, the Director interface is designed to be self-service and includes cloud-specific capabilities such as instance-tracking so administrators can keep an eye on whose cloud instances are costing what.

While deploying production [company]Cloudera[/company] workloads in the cloud is not yet anywhere near commonplace, customers are definitely thinking about it and asking about it, Patterson said — especially with regard…

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