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Cisco and Canonical Focus on Hadoop as a Cloud Service

Enterprises and smaller businesses alike are now working with Big Data–sorting and sifting large data sets with new tools in pursuit of surfacing meaningful angles on stored information. Many of them are also leveraging the open source Hadoop platform, and we’ve been covering the growing usage of Hadoop as a service in the cloud. Now, Cisco has announced that it has issued a CVD (Cisco Validated Design) architecture for Hadoop as a service on Ubuntu OpenStack. Working together, Cisco and Canonical will provide enterprises with thorough documentation for configuring Hadoop and other Big Data tools on Ubuntu. Cisco is actually working more closely with Canonical in a number of ways. The company is a partner in Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL), which helps organizations gain access to tested cloud solutions.  According to Cisco: "Hadoop has become a strategic data platform embraced by mainstream enterprises as it offers a path for businesses to unlock value in big data while maximizing existing investments…Hadoop as a Service is new to the industry but is gaining traction in many Service Providers and IT Organizations. This CVD focuses on setting up OpenStack on Ubuntu to deploy and manage Hadoop as a Service on Cisco

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