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April 13, 2016
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Announcing Cloudbreak 1.2

We are excited to announce the release of Cloudbreak 1.2. Cloudbreak, which is part of the Hortonworks Data Platform, serves as the unifying system for enterprises looking to easily and securely provision HDP workloads across cloud infrastructure. Cloudbreak simplifies the experience of provisioning and managing cloud resources together with Hadoop workloads. This enables the IT Operator to power data processing and analytic applications with agility and flexibility while optimizing their use of cloud resources.

First Things First: Some Background

For those of you that are not familiar with Cloudbreak, let’s take a few moments to get you up to speed. Cloudbreak is a tool for provisioning Hadoop clusters on cloud infrastructure. You can dynamically configure and manage clusters on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
Cloudbreak is built on the foundation of cloud providers APIs (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack), Apache Ambari, Docker containers, Swarm and Consul. Cloudbreak uses Docker container technology to deploy clusters in a cloud-agnostic way.


Once you have Cloudbreak running and configured, it’s as easy as 1-2-3 to launch clusters.

  1. Pick a Blueprint. Cloudbreak uses Ambari Blueprints to have declarative Hadoop cluster definition.
  2. Choose a Cloud. Choose the cloud infrastructure you want to use for the cluster.
  3. Launch HDP. Cloudbreak automatically obtains the chosen cloud infrastructure platform, installs Apache Ambari and applies the desired Blueprint. The result: your HDP cluster is launched and ready to go!



And Wait…There’s More…

The new Cloudbreak 1.2 release includes the following new features:


Cluster Auto-Scaling

Cloud brings infrastructure agility and flexibility. You want to optimize cloud resource usage by seamlessly adjusting the cluster as workload and activity changes. Cloudbreak can handle automatically scaling your cluster. You can define alerts that are operational metric or time based. When the alert fires, Cloudbreak can enforce your defined scaling policy, such as scale up by a fixed count of nodes, or percentage of existing nodes.


Support for OpenStack

Cloudbreak 1.2 add supports OpenStack Juno and Kilo. Also available is a Service Provider Interface (SPI) for plugging in new cloud providers.

Customizable Provisioning via Recipes

Cloudbreak 1.2 supports the use of “Recipes” to execute custom scripts before and after cluster provisioning. When Cloudbreak goes to provision the cluster, it can bring in “recipes” to run pre and post cluster creation to help prepare the machines.


Enough Said…Ready to Dive In?

You can grab the latest bits and get started by visiting the Hortonworks Documentation site.


Waqqas Meraj says:

The dock link is broken

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