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Apache Kudu’s ability to do fast analytics on fast data is one of the most important open source developments in recent years. Kudu is able to fill the analytic gap between HDFS and Apache HBase, delivering on the ever-increasing need for real-time analytics without the need for a complex lambda architecture to support it.

With the launch of Cloudera 5.10, Kudu is now a supported component of Cloudera’s standard distribution. And we’re hosting a set of webinars to help you get to know what Kudu can do for your business. We encourage you to register for one, two, or all three of these webinars to learn more.

Part 1: Lambda Architectures: Simplified by Apache Kudu

Title: Lambda Architectures: Simplified by Apache Kudu

Speakers:  Michael Crutcher, Director of Product Management at Cloudera

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. PST

In the past, when a use case required real-time analytics, architects had to develop a lambda architecture - a combination of speed and batch layers - to deliver results for the business. This complex architecture was full of tradeoffs and difficult to manage.

Today, Apache Kudu offers the ability to collapse these two layers into a simplified storage engine for fast analytics on fast data.

Join Michael Crutcher, Director of Product Management at Cloudera, as he discusses:

  • The concept of lambda architectures
  • The Hadoop ecosystem components involved in lambda architectures
  • The advantages and disadvantages of lambda architectures
  • Kudu’s alternative approach
  • Q&A

Please join us on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. PST.

Part 2: Apache Kudu: Extending the Capabilities of Operational and Analytic Databases

Title: Apache Kudu: Extending the Capabilities of Operational and Analytic Databases

Speakers:  Join Alex Gutow and Ryan Lippert as they discuss how the addition of Apache Kudu will enable users to do more than ever before with their Analytic and Operational Databases.

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. PST

Today’s open source software community derives its strength not by deploying individual components, but rather by combining various Apache projects to create complete data platforms.

Through the integration of OSS tools like Apache Spark, Apache Impala, HDFS, Apache HBase, and many others, Cloudera has built two versatile databases to help our customers tackle their hardest problems. The addition of Apache Kudu to this mix will enable new use cases around real-time analytics, internet of things, time series data, and more.

Part 3: Apache Kudu: Extending the Capabilities of Operational and Analytic Databases

Title: Data-in-Motion: Unlock the Value of Real-Time Data

Date & Time: Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. PST

The value of your business data is determined by its ability to drive better decisions. In today’s fast-paced and instrumented environment, real-time analytics can dramatically increase the value of the underlying data by turning it into information that can be acted upon in time to influence outcomes.

Join Cloudera’s Ryan Lippert  and special guest Gene Leganza of Forrester as they discuss the benefits of moving analytics into real time, with topics including:

  • The transformative value of real-time data and analytics, and current barriers to adoption
  • The importance of an end-to-end solution for  data-in-motion that includes ingestion, processing, and serving
  • Apache Kudu’s role in simplifying real-time architectures


Alexandra Gutow Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cloudera
Ryan Lippert Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cloudera
Gene Leganza VP, Research Director serving Enterprise Architecture Professionals, Forrester
Michael Crutcher Director of Product Management, Cloudera


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