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Announcing the availability of UCS Director Express for Big Data Release 1.1

Blog Post created by bhaleti on Mar 11, 2015

Cisco is pleased to announce the availability of Cisco UCS Director Express for Big Data Release 1.1

 

Key enhancements coming with UCS Director Express for Big Data release 1.1 are

  • Support for Hortonworks distribution
  • Support for UCS C220 and C240 M4 servers                                                                   
  • Flexible local disk configuration of UCS C220/C240 M3/M4 servers
  • Support for latest Hadoop releases - Cloudera 5.3, HDP 2.2 and MapR 4.0

 

Cisco UCS Director Express for Big Data accelerates the time to value for customers deploying Hadoop with a single touch policy driven deployment model and unified management of Hadoop clusters. By reducing the deployment complexity and simplifying the management of Hadoop clusters, it mitigates the operational challenges, reduces risk and lowers the costs associated with manual management of these environments. Cisco UCS Director Express for Big Data is also integrated with major Hadoop distributions - Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR, providing a unified management solution for both physical infrastructure and Hadoop services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Key benefits of UCS Director Express for Big Data

  • Scalable and reliable on-demand Hadoop deployment
  • Out-of-the-box high performance and scalable Hadoop UCS cluster, with industry leading UCS Integrated Architecture for Big Data
  • Centralized visibility across Hadoop and physical infrastructure
  • Extensible and programmable infrastructure with northbound REST APIs
  • Reduced management and operational expenses

 

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