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Altior's AltraSTAR - Hadoop Storage Accelerator and Optimizer Now Certified on CDH4 (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4)

Altior's solution can significantly reduce three-year Hadoop cluster cost

EATONTOWN, N.J., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altior Inc. today announced that its AltraSTAR – Hadoop Storage Accelerator and Optimizer is now certified on CDH4 (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop Version 4), the standard platform for Hadoop in the enterprise.  AltraSTAR can significantly reduce MapReduce job execution time and increase data node storage capacity, while simultaneously delivering increased I/O performance.  By optimizing Altior's CeDeFS filter layer software for the CDH4 application, AltraSTAR can considerably reduce storage consumption; improve MapReduce job execution time; and has the potential to lower the three year Hadoop cluster cost.

CDH is the world's most widely deployed distribution of Apache Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. Today, more than half of the Fortune 50 companies run open source Apache Hadoop based on Cloudera. With tens of thousands of nodes in production, Cloudera has established itself as the category leader that is setting the standard for Apache Hadoop deployment in the enterprise. CDH4 is a 100 percent open source distribution that combines Apache Hadoop with other open source applications within the Hadoop stack to deliver advanced, enterprise-grade features.

"Altior's goal was to provide a solution for Hadoop Acceleration which can transparently integrate with Cloudera's MapReduce technology. We are pleased with how straightforward the integration and certification on CDH4 was for our solution," said Robert J. Zecha, Altior VP of Operations and Engineering.  

The Cloudera Certified Technology program, which Altior Inc. has joined, makes it simpler for Apache Hadoop technology buyers to purchase the right cluster components and software applications to extract the most value from their data. Clusters that leverage CDH4 alongside Cloudera Certified Technologies such as, AltraSTAR operate with reduced risk and lower total cost of ownership. Cloudera Certified Technologies have been tested and validated to use supported APIs and to comply with Cloudera development guidelines for integration with Apache Hadoop.

"Building a cluster from the ground up to run an Apache Hadoop cluster can be challenging. There are numerous choices to be made at all levels of the stack, and making those choices can be very complicated. The Cloudera Certified Technology program is designed to make those choices easy and reliable," said Tim Stevens, Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. "We're committed to helping enterprises achieve the most from their Big Data initiatives, and we're pleased that Altior Inc. has completed certification of AltraSTAR on CDH4."

To become CDH4 certified, join the Cloudera Connect Partner Program, or to explore the Partner Solutions Spotlight to learn more about partner innovations, visit:

About Altior

Altior™ offers a broad range of industry-leading hardware and software solutions for the networking and storage markets. Altior products deliver high performance for increased throughput, significant energy savings, and effective network and storage optimization. Altior's platform solutions deliver realizable value to customers by enhancing system performance, reducing development time, and achieving faster time to market. For more information, please visit

About Cloudera

Cloudera, the standard for Apache Hadoop in the enterprise, empowers data-driven enterprises to Ask Bigger Questions™ and get bigger answers from all their data at the speed of thought. Cloudera Enterprise, the platform for Big Data, now with Cloudera Enterprise Real Time Queries powered by Impala, enables organizations to easily derive business value from structured and unstructured data to achieve a significant competitive advantage. Reinventing the economics and performance of Big Data management, Cloudera is the category leader in Apache Hadoop-based software, services and training. CDH (Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop), available to download for free at, is the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. For the fastest path to reliably using this completely open source technology in production for Big Data analytics and answering previously un-addressable big questions, organizations can subscribe to Cloudera Enterprise, comprised of Cloudera Manager software and Cloudera Support. As the top contributor to the Apache open source community and with tens of thousands of nodes under management across customers in financial services, government, telecommunications, media, web, advertising, retail, energy, bioinformatics, pharma/healthcare, university research, oil and gas and gaming, Cloudera's depth of Big Data experience and expertise are unrivaled.  

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