Cloudera and EMC have launched a joint data management platform designed to help businesses form a scale-out storage strategy, which the companies say is critical for managing big data.
The platform combines the Cloudera Enterprise Data Hub with EMC's Isilon scale-out storage to make silos of application data available for business analytics.
Cloudera's Enterprise Data Hub is an integrated system that brings application workloads to one pool of data on a common infrastructure, and touts perimeter security and data protection among its bevy of user benefits.
For Isilon customers, the joint platform will make it easier to run Cloudera Enterprise on their data without needing to offload it onto a separate DAS device. As for Cloudera, the Hadoop powerhouse can leverage the partnership to expand its reach in enterprise analytics deployments.
"This joint collaboration with EMC opens up tremendous new analytic capabilities for Isilon customers to analyze their data easily and effectively," said Tim Stevens, VP of business and corporate development at Cloudera, in a statement. "The wealth of new components and capabilities now available to them will further hasten the use of Hadoop in enterprise environments."