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Make Data Work
December 1–3, 2015 • Singapore

Hadoop in the cloud: An architectural how-to

Jairam Ranganathan (Cloudera)
2:20pm–3:00pm Wednesday, 12/02/2015
Hadoop Platform
Location: 334-335 Level: Intermediate
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Prerequisite Knowledge

Basic Hadoop knowledge


Apache Hadoop was designed when cloud models were in their infancy. Despite this fact, Hadoop has proven remarkably adept at migrating its architecture to work well in the context of the cloud, as production workloads migrate to a cloud environment.

This talk will cover several topics on adapting Hadoop to the cloud, including:

  • Architectural models that work well in the cloud for different classes of use cases: ETL, analytics, machine learning, search, etc.
  • Cloud hardware architectures and implications of Hadoop capabilities
  • Securing Hadoop environments properly in the cloud
  • Operations management in cloud environments and expense management
  • Looking forward: coming changes to data analytics in the cloud
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Jairam Ranganathan


Jai Ranganathan is the director of product strategy at Cloudera, where he is responsible for planning the future roadmap of Cloudera products. Before Cloudera, he spent a decade at VMware, where among other things he was one of the developers on vMotion, storage vMotion, and the distributed management framework for vSphere.