Cloudera, the company that offers commercial support for Hadoop which is an open source implementation of mapreduce, announced the availability of Cloudera Desktop, at the Hadoop World Conference going on in New York City. Cloudera Desktop is a graphical front-end for managing and developing for Hadoop. It is available for download right now.
Cloudera desktop offers the following applications that could help manage the health of the hadoop implementation, manage data and manage jobs running on it.
- File Browser – The File Browser application lets you navigate your Hadoop Distributed File System as easily as your local file system.
- Job Browser – The Job Browser enables you to examine the past and present of your MapReduce cluster in detail.
- Cluster Health – A wide variety of metrics are collected and displayed in real time to help you pin down problems with your cluster.
- Job Designer – Create and submit MapReduce job designs for commonly run jobs and save them for reuse later or by other users.
The Cloudera desktop API will allow developers to build applications to run on top of it, potentially creating a vibrant ecosystem around Hadoop and Cloudera products themselves.
Check out the following video on the Cloudera Desktop to learn more about the features. Check out eWeek’s take on the announcement here (associated Techmeme discussion is here).
On a related note, Cloudera will support more cloud providers with Hadoop. They are in beta now and includes Rackspace and Softlayer along with the already existing support for Amazon EC2 and the announced support for upcoming VMWare’s vCloud.
This tool is going to be great aiding users to easily deploy and manage Hadoop implementations and data. The fact that it has an API will ensure the release of apps that is going to help enterprise customers tap into Hadoop based infrastructure in their business process.