Cloudera Data Platform comes to Microsoft Azure

Cloudera and Microsoft have partnered to offer an integrated data platform on the Azure cloud.

Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) is an integrated data platform that delivers multi-function analytics to ingest, transform, query, optimize and predict data. Currently also available on Amazon Web Services (AWS), it works across hybrid environments and offers granular security and governance policies.

Support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is planned.

Cloudera Data Platform

According to Cloudera, CDP uses a variety of Azure infrastructure such as Azure Data Lake Storage (ADLS) and Azure Resource Manager (ARM). It also relies on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to easily scale analytics workload and meet service level agreements (SLA).

CDP on Azure includes Cloudera’s Shared Data Experience (SDX), which makes it easy to quickly create a secure data lake – measured in hours instead of weeks. Without the need for tedious scripting, organizations can deploy CDP on Azure to support a variety of tasks such as data engineering, data warehousing, and machine learning.

Mick Hollison, chief marketing officer of Cloudera noted that enterprise users are demanding the ability to “Bring Their Own Data”, and want to analyze, report and predict business outcomes in real-time.

“For enterprise IT, this means that delivering speed and agility is now just as important as security and governance when it comes to enterprise data management and advanced analytics. CDP, powered by Microsoft Azure, provides IT with an integrated data platform to work at the speed of business with enterprise-grade security, privacy, and compliance for any type of data,” said Hollison.

“Cloudera customers choose Azure because of the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a global, hybrid cloud offering using their favorite tools and frameworks. I am excited to have the Cloudera Data Platform available on Azure.,” said Arpan Shah, general manager at Azure Marketing at Microsoft.