Apart from technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data is a buzzword which decision makers can propel their enterprises to organizational goals swiftly. Globally, organizations across sectors have realized that harnessing the benefits of historic data is the best way, going forward since these volumes reveal insights to steer the organization ahead. However, exploiting the myriad advantages of Big Data has proven to be a herculean task and offers its own baggage of challenges. Most importantly, enterprise data is omnipresent and stored stagnantly in various repositories such as data centers and public cloud infrastructure and retrieved on a periodic basis. However, in the current technological climate, most enterprises seek real-time insights from large data volumes and are putting their best foot forward to devise solutions that help them leverage value. Adding to the woes of these decision makers is the evolving complexity of data compliance guidelines. Apart from the challenge of securing data from external threats, organizations are also fretting over the need to comply with privacy guidelines and safeguarding intellectual property.
During the recent years, many reputed firms have sought the assistance of Cloudera Inc., a California-based firm known for engineering the industry’s first Enterprise Data Cloud. This flagship of the organization is quite impactful in empowering organizations by assisting them in gaining clear and actionable insights from complex data stored anywhere.
Cloudera Inc. addresses a wide range of demanding business cases that are quite common to enterprises from any sector by offering assistance in streaming analytics, edge analytics, data engineering, data science and data warehousing. Apart from providing a wide range of benefits of popular public cloud infrastructure models, agility, elasticity and ease-of-use are additional perks of adopting the Cloudera model today.
One of the biggest advantages of adopting the Enterprise Data Cloud for organizations is elimination of the traditional challenge of vendor lock-in since the platform facilitates seamless migration of workloads to a private or public cloud environment. Thus, the Cloudera data management platform helps organizations evade rigidity caused due to the dependence on a single cloud solution provider.
Many reputed firms have sought the assistance of Cloudera Inc., a California-based firm known for engineering the industry’s first Enterprise Data Cloud
Much to the respite of many industry veterans, the organization has effectively amalgamated analytic workloads to function cohesively unlike many modern data science tools that have failed to integrate data silos and ensure enterprise growth.
Spearheaded by its current CEO, Tom Reilly, Cloudera is a trusted partner of many eminent firms worldwide and a glimpse of these collaboration success stories greatly help comprehending the capabilities of the California-based Big Data solution provider. The assistance provided to Glaxo, a global leader in clinical research, is a fine example to understand how Cloudera can be really vital in the best utilization of historic organizational data. Archival of clinical research trials conducted over the years is a practice Glaxo has religiously followed. Vital information is recorded in books and stacked in large shelves across the firm’s premises. However, little was done by the organization to exploit the benefits of the data stored by the clinical research brand over a significant period, until the bosses decided that deriving key insights from the large volumes accumulated. The need for a Big Data solution provider that could help Glaxo revisit these record books to extract useful information led to the collaboration with Cloudera. Traditionally, the onset of research and development to the delivery of medicine to treat an ailment spans over a timeframe between eight to twenty years for Glaxo’s team. Adoption of the Cloudera data management platform has helped accelerate the development of new medicines and help it reach patients faster. The Cloudera solution helps organizations determine the overall equation of a single or multiple therapeutic areas based on the insights revealed by clinical trials. The Big Data solution provider assisted the organization by delivering the Shared Data Experience (SDX), which helps manage all that meta data and policy information in a centralized fashion, leading to different kind of avenues to discovering medicine.
Quite recently, Cloudera imparted its assistance to finance giant Intercontinental Exchange, also popularly known as ICE or the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in helping cope with fluctuating market and customer demands. NYSE is a pioneer across financial and commodity markets, known for managing a global network of global futures, equity and equity options exchanges. On a daily basis, the NYSE hosts several thousand transactions and massive streams of data.
Like most reputed financial institutions across the globe, NYSE had accumulated approximately 20 PB of data and the organization ingests approximately 30 TB of data on a daily basis and yet it couldn’t leverage significant value from the large chunk for a long period. NYSE’s legacy data management solution had consistently failed to scale to the organization’s growing data volumes, forcing the employees to manage workloads in silos. The decision makers soon roped in Cloudera to improve market surveillance and confirm member compliance. “We are excited to adopt Cloudera's leading enterprise data hub architecture as our next generation data lake. Cloudera is the right partner for the NYSE,” mentions Steve Hirsch, Chief Data Officer, Intercontinental Exchange, testifying the advantages of adopting the Cloudera Big Data solution. Cloudera’s platform has functioned as a navigator in identifying key governance capabilities and gaining a clearer view of NYSE’s data lineage. The additional advantage of choosing the Cloudera solution powered by Machine Learning, is the fact that it is futuristic and can support new use cases that can possibly arise due to exponential data growth.
The Forrester WaveTM: Cloud Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q1 2019 Report published quite recently named Cloudera a leader in data engineering and analytics. In addition, the organization also received the highest score for performance, data management and security criteria in this report, widely trusted by industry veterans and budding entrepreneurs worldwide. Cloudera was one among the eleven technology solution providers compiled in this list, known for their finesse in virtualization and reliability currently. The highlight of this recently published report was that Cloudera and Hortonworks, a Santa Clara-based organization were named leaders in delivering holistic big data, data management and cloud infrastructure adoption.
Interestingly, both Cloudera and Hortonworks recently merged and the Enterprise Data Cloud widely popular today is the result of the amalgamation of the best technology and product features from both these organizations. The acquisition of Hortonworks, well known for its Hadoop expertise has greatly amplified the capabilities of Cloudera better and is currently equipped with a wide array of products and solutions that can effortlessly address a variety of business needs. Employees of brand Cloudera are hopeful that the acquisition is going to enhance the reputation of the firm further and allure the trust of many more clients from various sectors in the days to come.