Reference Architecture:
Cloudera with Nutanix

Scaling your Apache Hadoop deployments with Nutanix and Cloudera

Running Cloudera Enterprise on Nutanix allows you to manage multiple petabytes in a single HDFS namespace, while maintaining separate failure domains. This reference architecture shows the scalability of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform and provides detailed recommendations for the design, optimization, and scaling of Cloudera Enterprise 5.x (CDH 5.x) deployments on Nutanix.

Now a Cloudera Certified Technology, Nutanix simulated real-world workloads and conditions for a Cloudera Hadoop environment on ESXi with rack awareness. We based the sizing data and recommendations made in this document on multiple testing iterations and thorough technical validation.

Download this document to learn more about the following subject areas:

  • Overview of the Nutanix solution for delivering Cloudera on ESXi.
  • The benefits of running Cloudera on Nutanix.
  • Architecting a complete Cloudera solution on the Nutanix platform.
  • Sizing guidance for scaling Cloudera deployments on Nutanix.
  • Design and configuration considerations when architecting Cloudera Hadoop on ESXi and the Acropolis Distributed Storage Fabric (DSF).