Big-data company Cloudera Inc. has today announced new hybrid data capabilities designed to allow organizations to move data, metadata, data workloads and data applications efficiently across cloud and on-premises data services.
Leading the list are new portable data services that the company says will enable simple, low-risk data workload and application movement for data lakehouses, a hybrid of data warehouses and data lakes. A new secure data replication feature, part of an SDX enhancement of Cloudera’s unified data fabric, simplifies and secures the movement of data and metadata.
Next on the list, a new universal data distribution feature, is claimed to be the first “data ingestion solution built for hybrid data.” Cloudera says the new capabilities are crucial to controlling hybrid data through a data-first strategy by allowing a business to access and analyze data without limitations.
Portable data services in the release enable data analytics and applications to be moved quickly and efficiently between different infrastructures without costly redeveloping or rearchitecting the data applications. CDP Data Services – data engineering, data warehousing and machine learning — are built on a unified code base and offer identical functions on Amazon Web Services Inc., Microsoft Corp.’s Azure and on-premises private clouds.
Using data services that run identically across different clouds is said to make it easier for users, administrators and developers to turn data into value and insight. Users have the same data experience, irrespective of where the data is stored or applications run.
Secure data replication enables data and metadata to be copied or moved quickly and securely between different Cloudera deployments in data centers and public clouds. The replication manager, a new addition to Cloudera SDX, carries data security and governance policies with the data wherever it goes.
Universal data distribution enables companies to take control of their data flows, from origination through all points of consumption, both on-premises and in the cloud, simply and securely while being scalable and cost-effective, according to the company. Offered as part of Cloudera DataFlow, the service provides data distribution with over 450 connectors and processors across an ecosystem of hybrid cloud services including data lakes, lakehouses, cloud warehouses, on-premises and edge data sources.
“Cost or performance is not a choice companies want to make, especially since — as enterprises move to a hybrid, multi-cloud world — these two things are tightly interlinked,“ explained Sudhir Menon, chief product officer at Cloudera. “Organizations that choose a data-first strategy can focus on how they deliver value, not just how they spend money.”
Menon noted that the ability to move data and workloads whenever and wherever throughout a modern data architecture is needed to meet evolving business requirements. “Cloudera has always provided consistent data security and governance across the hybrid cloud and with these updates, will do so between all data services across all infrastructures,” Menon added.
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