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One of the unexpected pleasures of open source development is the way that technologies adapt and evolve for uses you never originally anticipated.
Seven years ago, Apache Hadoop sprang from a project based on Apache Lucene, aiming to solve a search problem: how to scalably store and index the internet. Today, it’s my pleasure to announce Cloudera Search, which uses Lucene (among other things) to make search solve a Hadoop problem: how to let non-technical users interactively explore and analyze data in Hadoop.
Cloudera Search is released to public beta, as of today. (See a demo here; get installation instructions here.) Powered by Apache Solr 4.3, Cloudera Search allows hundreds of users to search petabytes of Hadoop data interactively.
In the context of our platform, CDH (Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop), Cloudera Search is another framework much like MapReduce and Cloudera Impala. It’s another way for users to interact with Hadoop data and for developers to build Hadoop applications. Each framework in our platform is designed to cater to different families of applications and users:
Did you catch the line:
Powered by Apache Solr 4.3, Cloudera Search allows hundreds of users to search petabytes of Hadoop data interactively.
Does that make you feel better about scale issues?
A serious step up in capabilities.