With NetApp® technology, you get flexibility and choice based on your use case. If you want to use data management by Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), we provide NetApp FAS and AFF systems and NetApp E-Series and EF-Series systems. FAS and AFF systems are certified with Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3.0.0, and E-Series and EF-Series systems are certified with HDP 2.6.5. E-Series and EF-Series systems are also Cloudera certified.
If you need a more optimized in-place analytics solution and you don’t require HDFS, you can use the NetApp In-Place Analytics Module. You gain the following key advantages from the NetApp In-Place Analytics Module compared with competitors’ offerings:
The following figure depicts in-place analytics on a Hadoop/Spark cluster.
In the cloud, the configuration with HDP 3.0.0 is certified with NetApp Cloud Volumes ONTAP® technology and Cloud Volumes Service running HDFS over NFS. Cloud Volumes Service is a cloud-native service that gives you high-performance file storage in the cloud, with NFS and SMB connectivity. You get rich data management, such as efficient Snapshot copies and clones, as well as an integrated backup service. You can deploy Cloud Volumes Service in seconds with three different performance tiers on AWS or on Google Cloud Platform. If you use Azure, you can deploy a similar native Azure service called Azure NetApp Files, which is also built on NetApp technology.The certified configuration with HDP 3.0.0 enables you to take advantage of the performance and reliability of Cloud Volumes Service in the cloud. At the same time, you benefit from the data management capabilities that are built into HDFS.
Mike McNamara is a senior leader of product and solution marketing at NetApp with 25 years of data management and data storage marketing experience. Before joining NetApp over 10 years ago, Mike worked at Adaptec, EMC and HP. Mike was a key team leader driving the launch of the industry’s first cloud-connected AI/ML solution (NetApp), unified scale-out and hybrid cloud storage system and software (NetApp), iSCSI and SAS storage system and software (Adaptec), and Fibre Channel storage system (EMC CLARiiON). In addition to his past role as marketing chairperson for the Fibre Channel Industry Association, he is a member of the Ethernet Technology Summit Conference Advisory Board, a member of the Ethernet Alliance, a regular contributor to industry journals, and a frequent speaker at events. Mike also published a book through FriesenPress titled "Scale-Out Storage - The Next Frontier in Enterprise Data Management", and was listed as a top 50 B2B product marketer to watch by Kapos.