VMworld 2013: Hadoop Starter Kit – Isilon & VMware Serengeti EMC has been working on a new secret project to allow customers to utilise Hadoop more easily and adopt big data in their environments.
- Allows for Rapid provisioning
- High availability – HA protection can be provided through the virtualization platform to protect the single points of failure (SPOF) in the Hadoop system, such as the NameNode for HDFS and JobTracker for MapReduce.
- Elasticity – easily scale up and down – and be more efficient about resource utilization.
- Multi-tenancy – stronger VM-grade resource and security isolation. With virtualization, mixed workloads that include non-Hadoop applications can run alongside Hadoop on the same physical clusterPortability – Use any Hadoop distribution throughout the Big Data application lifecycle with zero data migration – Apache Open Source, Pivotal HD, Cloudera, Hortonworks