The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2013


Cloudera Enterprise 5

In October, Cloudera began offering a public beta release of Cloudera Enterprise 5, the fifth generation 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 incorporation of YARN (Yet Another Resource Negotiator) for improved resource management for running multiple frameworks for data processing and analysis on a single cluster.

The new 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.