Cloudera Inc. is an American-based software company that provides Apache Hadoop-based software, support and services, and training to business customers.Cloudera’s open-source Apache Hadoop distribution, CDH (Cloudera Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), targets enterprise-class deployments of that technology.
Cloudera says that more than 50% of its engineering output is donated upstream to the various Apache-licensed open source projects (Apache Hive, Apache Avro, Apache HBase, and so on) that combine to form the Hadoop platform. Cloudera is also a sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation.
Cloudera offers software, services and support in three different bundles:
- Cloudera Enterprise includes CDH and an annual subscription license (per node) to Cloudera Manager and technical support. It comes in three editions: Basic, Flex, and Data Hub.
- Cloudera Express includes CDH and a version of Cloudera Manager lacking enterprise features such as rolling upgrades and backup/disaster recovery, LDAP and SNMP integration.
CDH may be downloaded from Cloudera’s website at no charge, but with no technical support nor Cloudera Manager.
- Cloudera Navigator – is the only complete data governance solution for Hadoop, offering critical capabilities such as data discovery, continuous optimization, audit, lineage, metadata management, and policy enforcement. As part of Cloudera Enterprise, Cloudera Navigator is critical to enabling high-performance agile analytics, supporting continuous data architecture optimization, and meeting regulatory compliance requirements.
- Cloudera Navigator Optimizer (beta) – A SaaS based tool to provides instant insights into your workloads and recommends optimization strategies to get the best results with Hadoop.