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Cloudera, a maker of data-management software, has released an update for its enterprise software that will allow system administrators to quickly deploy applications based on the Hadoop software architecture.

Hadoop is an open-source data-management software framework. But Cloudera provides a version that is specifically for enterprise users, coupled with IT support and management. The software provides analytics and storage options for large-scale networks that have thousands of nodes and process petabytes (that’s 1,000 terabytes) in any given second. Yahoo, Google and Facebook all also use Hadoop to power some of their services.

The new software, called Enterprise 3.5, automates a lot of the maintenance and administrative proceses like installing security software onto computing clusters running Hadoop-based software. It also features an activity monitor that will relay information about data usage and creation in real time to system administrators, and lets them interact with the computing nodes in real time. For example, any time an anomaly occurs in the system, administrators can quickly lock down and secure the compromised computing node to prevent any further leaks.

The Cloudera software actually consists of 11 different open-source Hadoop projects lashed together into a single enterprise software service. It’s similar to how some companies operate with Linux. Its main software offering for the enterprise, Cloudera Enterprise, also provides users with resource management and real-time monitoring of applications.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company was founded in 2008 and has so far raised $36 million. It has around 40 employees, and its clients include RapLeaf and Bank of America. Its most recent round of funding was led by Meritech Capital Partners, though existing investors Accel Partners and Greylock Partners also participated in the round.


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