Leveraging open hardware platforms
Cumulus Networks believes in having network infrastructure that is flexible and easy and economical to scale, using standard open networking hardware. Big data processing requires a scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed storage system to work closely with MapReduce on commodity servers. The two methods are similar and highly aligned, which is why Cumulus Networks is the ideal big data solution.
Scale-out infrastructure for rapid processing of large data
With non-blocking, multi-tier, scale-out IP Clos fabric designs supported through Cumulus Linux, the network infrastructure enables large data sets to be transferred and processed rapidly, thus making it ideal for clustering applications such as Hadoop.
Application portability and compatibility
Manageability has become a key expectation from Hadoop users. Hadoop, one of our data platform partners, has made great advances with Ambari, which enables the automation of initial installation, rolling upgrades without service disruption, high availability and disaster recovery — all of which are critical to efficient IT operations. With Cumulus Linux, there are a variety of toolsets operators can leverage for automating the complete infrastructure stack through zero touch provisioning, thus integrating easily into the user models of typical Hadoop deployments.