Hadoop is an open source software framework for storage and large scale processing of data on clusters of commodity hardware. Our partner Cloudera reported back in November that the largest Hadoop cluster size they have observed is around 5,000 nodes, up from 3,500 in 2012. The average Hadoop cluster size is much smaller, 100-200 nodes according to big data company Pivotal, but that number is increasing every year as Hadoop matures and businesses figure out how to leverage big data.
For enterprises deploying Hadoop, the task of deploying hundreds or thousands of servers and keeping those Linux clusters up-to-date and secure can be challenging, time-consuming and error-prone. Fortunately, this is what SUSE Manager is good at: automating Linux server management, allowing businesses to provision and maintain servers faster and more accurately. SUSE has developed a new reference guide that provides detailed instructions on how to deploy Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop (CDH) onto SUSE Linux Enterprise Server using SUSE Manager. For the large clusters often required in Hadoop deployments, SUSE Manager improves efficiency by automating the provisioning and configuring of these clusters across physical, virtual and cloud environments, and provides an easy way to keep both the server and Hadoop application up to date.
SUSE big data solutions are a hot topic with our customers these days. If you are looking at deploying a Hadoop cluster, download this reference guide now to learn how SUSE Manager can make your job easier and keep your big data environment secure.