Pivotal HD offers a wide variety of data processing technologies for Hadoop – real-time, interactive, and batch. Add integrated data storage EMC Isilon scale-out NAS to Pivotal HD and you have a shared data repository with multi-protocol support, including HDFS, to service a wide variety of data processing requests. This smells like a Data Lake to me – a general-purpose data storage and processing resource center where Big Data applications can develop and evolve. Add EMC ViPR software defined storage to the mix and you have the smartest Data Lake in town, one that supports additional protocols/hardware and automatically adapts to changing workload demands to optimize application performance.
EMC Hadoop Starter Kit, ViPR Edition, now makes it easier to deploy this ‘smart’ Data Lake with Pivotal HD and other Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera and Hortonworks. Simply download this step-by-step guide and you can quickly deploy a Hadoop or a Big Data analytics environment, configuring Hadoop to utilize ViPR for HDFS, with Isilon hosting the Object/HDFS data service. Although in this guide Isilon is the storage array that ViPR deploys objects to, other storage platforms are also supported – EMC VNX, NetApp, OpenStack Swift and Amazon S3.
I spoke with the creator of this starter kit James F. Ruddy, Principal Architect for the EMC Office of the CTO to explain why every organization should use this starter kit optimize their IT infrastructure for Hadoop deployments.
1. The original EMC Hadoop Starter Kit released last year was a huge success. Why did you create ViPR Edition?