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VMware's Serengeti Brings Hadoop To Virtual, Cloud Environments 28

Nerval's Lobster writes "VMware's Serengeti is a new open-source project for deploying Apache Hadoop in virtual and cloud environments. Serengeti 0.5 is available as a free download under the Apache 2.0 license. It has been designed as distro-neutral, with support for Apache 1.0, CDH3, Hortonworks 1.0 and Greenplum HD 1.0. Of course, VMware isn't the only company seeking to leverage the increased interest in Hadoop. In June alone, midsize IT vendors such as Datameer, Karmasphere, and Hortonworks have all announced platforms that utilize the framework in some way. Research firm IDC recently predicted that worldwide revenues from Hadoop and MapReduce will hit $812.8 million in 2016, up from $77 million in 2011."
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VMware's Serengeti Brings Hadoop To Virtual, Cloud Environments

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  • by busyqth ( 2566075 ) on Wednesday June 13, 2012 @03:09PM (#40312793)
    So, if I've got only one server, then up to now, I would have to just run an application on that server.
    But now, with only a little overhead, I can pretend to be running the same application in a distributed manner on a cluster, even though it's actually still running on the single server.
    I have to admit this is pretty awesome.

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!