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Cloudera Launches Fifth Generation Of Its Big Data Platform

Cloudera is offering public beta releases of Cloudera Enterprise 5, a fifth-generation release of the company's big data platform, and CDH 5, a new release of the company's Hadoop distribution. Both incorporate Apache Hadoop 2, the latest release of the open-source Hadoop software.

Key enhancements to the new Cloudera Enterprise 5 include unified management of third-party applications, the ability to cache data sets from the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) in-memory, and improved resource management for running multiple frameworks for data processing and analysis on a single cluster.

The software offers several new capabilities for managing and exploring big data. And data protection is improved through HDFS and HBase support of snapshots to prevent data loss.