Cloudera Launches Version 3 Of Enterprise Data Management Software

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Cloudera, the startup that commercially distributes and services Apache Hadoop based data management software and services, is announcing the general availability of Cloudera’s enterpirse data management software.

Hadoop is a Java software framework born out of an open-source implementation of Google’s published computing infrastructure which is fostered within the Apache Software Foundation. Hadoop supports distributed applications running on large clusters of commodity computers processing enormous amounts of data. Cloudera, which just raised $25 million, helps distribute Hadoop, and provides practical services around the technology, similar to what Red Hat does for the Linux framework.

Apache Hadoop v3 integrates support for Red Hat, CentOS, SuSE and Ubuntu Linux distribution operating systems as well as support for both 64 bit and 32 bit Java. Only CDH3 is available for download as an rpm, deb, vm or tarball installation and can run in the cloud on Amazon or Rackspace.

CDH3 allows for social network analysis and clickstream sessionization; content optimization and clickstream sessionization; network analytics and mediation and more. CDH3 has also been upgraded to support the most recent Linux distributions, and the application is up to 20 percent faster with two times the improved performance in HBase query throughput. It is also more stable with hundreds of bug fixes spanning the 11 key components of CHD3. Functionality and usability have also been improved with a new OBDC driver to integrate BI clients such as Microstrategy.

Cloudera’s CEO Mike Olson told GigaOm last year that the company could have the legs for an IPO down the line. What do you think?