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August 2021


Apache Ozone Powers Data Science in CDP Private Cloud

Apache Ozone is a scalable distributed object store that can efficiently manage billions of small and large files. Ozone natively provides Amazon S3 and Hadoop Filesystem compatible endpoints in addition to its own native object store API endpoint and is designed to work seamlessly with enterprise scale data warehousing, machine learning and streaming workloads. The object store is readily available alongside HDFS in CDP (Cloudera Data Platform) Private Cloud Base 7.1.3+.


The Ethics of Data Exchange

COVID-19 vaccines were developed in record time. One of the main reasons for the accelerated development was the quick exchange of data between academia, healthcare institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit entities. “COVID research is a great example of where sharing data and having large quantities of data to analyze would be beneficial to us all,” said Renee Dvir, solutions engineering manager at Cloudera.


Data-driven competitive advantage in the financial services industry

There is an urgent need for banks to be nimble and adaptable in the thick of a multitude of industry challenges, ranging from the maze of regulatory compliance, sophisticated criminal activities, rising customer expectations and competition from traditional banks and new digital entrants. As banks find their bearings in this landscape, what appear to be insurmountable odds are in fact opportunities for growth and competitive differentiation.


How Cloudera Helps Realize and Accelerate Successful Data Product Strategies

In the first part of this series , I outlined the prerequisites for a modern Enterprise Data Platform to enable complex data product strategies that address the needs of multiple target segments and deliver strong profit margins as the data product portfolio expands in scope and complexity: With this article, I will dive into the specific capabilities of the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) that has helped organizations to meet the aforementioned prerequisite capabilities and fulfill a successful data prod


Automating Data Pipelines in CDP with CDE Managed Airflow Service

When we announced the GA of Cloudera Data Engineering back in September of last year, a key vision we had was to simplify the automation of data transformation pipelines at scale. By leveraging Spark on Kubernetes as the foundation along with a first class job management API many of our customers have been able to quickly deploy, monitor and manage the life cycle of their spark jobs with ease. In addition, we allowed users to automate their jobs based on a time-based schedule.

Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud

Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud takes away the operational and monitoring challenges by providing cloud-native flow management capabilities powered by Apache NiFi. It is a purposely built framework to modernize the data flow user experience so that the NiFi developers and administrators can be prepared to easily handle sophisticated data flows in production.

Announcing the GA of Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud

Are you ready to turbo-charge your data flows on the cloud for maximum speed and efficiency? We are excited to announce the general availability of Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud (CDF-PC) – a brand new experience on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) to address some of the key operational and monitoring challenges of standard Apache NiFi clusters that are overloaded with high-performant flows.


Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud: A technical deep dive

We just announced Cloudera DataFlow for the Public Cloud (CDF-PC), the first cloud-native runtime for Apache NiFi data flows. CDF-PC enables Apache NiFi users to run their existing data flows on a managed, auto-scaling platform with a streamlined way to deploy NiFi data flows and a central monitoring dashboard making it easier than ever before to operate NiFi data flows at scale in the public cloud.


Why Modernizing the First Mile of the Data Pipeline Can Accelerate all Analytics

Every enterprise is trying to collect and analyze data to get better insights into their business. Whether it is consuming log files, sensor metrics, and other unstructured data, most enterprises manage and deliver data to the data lake and leverage various applications like ETL tools, search engines, and databases for analysis. This whole architecture made a lot of sense when there was a consistent and predictable flow of data to process.


The Foundations of a Modern Data-Driven Organisation: Change from Within (part 2 of 2)

In my previous blog post, I shared examples of how data provides the foundation for a modern organization to understand and exceed customers’ expectations. However, the important role data occupies extends beyond customer experience and revenue, as it becomes increasingly central in optimizing internal processes for the long-term growth of an organization.


Five Reasons Why Platforms Beat Point Solutions in Every Business Case

Once upon an IT time, everything was a “point product,” a specific application designed to do a single job inside a desktop PC, server, storage array, network, or mobile device. Point solutions are still used every day in many enterprise systems, but as IT continues to evolve, the platform approach beats point solutions in almost every use case. A few years ago, there were several choices of data deduplication apps for storage, and now, it’s a standard function in every system.


What's New in CDP Private Cloud Base 7.1.7?

With the release of CDP Private Cloud (PvC) Base 7.1.7, you can look forward to new features, enhanced security, and better platform performance to help your business drive faster insights and value. We understand that migrating your data platform to the latest version can be an intricate task, and at Cloudera we’ve worked hard to simplify this process for all our customers.


Generating and Viewing Lineage through Apache Ozone

As businesses look to scale-out storage, they need a storage layer that is performant, reliable and scalable. With Apache Ozone on the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP), they can implement a scale-out model and build out their next generation storage architecture without sacrificing security, governance and lineage. CDP integrates its existing Shared Data Experience (SDX) with Ozone for an easy transition, so you can begin utilizing object storage on-prem.


The Foundations of a Modern Data-Driven Organisation: Gaining a Clear View of the Customer

Today’s organizations face rising customer expectations in a fragmented marketplace amidst stiff competition. This landscape is one that presents opportunities for a modern data-driven organization to thrive. At the nucleus of such an organization is the practice of accelerating time to insights, using data to make better business decisions at all levels and roles.


Choosing Your Upgrade or Migration Path to Cloudera Data Platform

In our previous blog, we talked about the four paths to Cloudera Data Platform. If you haven’t read that yet, we invite you to take a moment and run through the scenarios in that blog. The four strategies will be relevant throughout the rest of this discussion. Today, we’ll discuss an example of how you might make this decision for a cluster using a “round of elimination” process based on our decision workflow.


Pillars of Knowledge, Best Practices for Data Governance

With hackers now working overtime to expose business data or implant ransomware processes, data security is largely IT managers’ top priority. And if data security tops IT concerns, data governance should be their second priority. Not only is it critical to protect data, but data governance is also the foundation for data-driven businesses and maximizing value from data analytics. Requirements, however, have changed significantly in recent years.


Accelerating Insight and Uptime: Predictive Maintenance

Historically, maintenance has been driven by a preventative schedule. Today, preventative maintenance, where actions are performed regardless of actual condition, is giving way to Predictive, or Condition-Based, maintenance, where actions are based on actual, real-time insights into operating conditions. While both are far superior to traditional Corrective maintenance (action only after a piece of equipment fails), Predictive is by far the most effective.

Creating a COD Database

Cloudera Operational Database (COD) is an operational database as a service that brings ease of use and flexibility. Let’s see how easy it is to create a new database! Once you have created your environment, navigate to the COD Web interface. It takes you to the Databases page. Click Create Database, select the applicable environment, provide a name for your database and click Create Database. The creation of your new database is in progress. Once its status becomes Available it is ready to be used.

Minimizing Supply Chain Disruptions with Advanced Analytics

January 2020 is a distant memory, but for most, the early days of the pandemic was a time that will be ingrained in memories for decades, if not generations. Over the last 18 months, supply chain issues have dominated our nightly news, social feeds and family conversations at the dinner table. Some but not all have stemmed from the pandemic.


Replace and Boost your Apache Storm Topologies with Apache NiFi Flows

Recently, I worked with a large fortune 500 customer on their migration from Apache Storm to Apache NiFi. If you’re asking yourself, “Isn’t Storm for complex event processing and NiFi for simple event processing?”, you’re correct. A few customers chose a complex event engine like Apache Storm for their simple event processing, even when Apache NiFi is the more practical choice, cutting drastically down on SDLC (software development lifecycle) time.