For most mission critical workloads, downtime is never an option. Any downtime can have a direct impact on revenue and lead to frantic calls in the middle of the night. For this reason, upgrading the software that powers these workloads can often be a daunting task. It can cause unpredictable issues without access to support. That’s why an enterprise-grade administration tool is crucial for running Hadoop in production. Hadoop consists of dozens of components, running across multiple machines, all with their own configurations. That can lead to a lot of complexity and uncertainty - especially when taking the upgrade plunge. Cloudera Manager makes it easy and is the only production-ready administration tool for Hadoop. Not only does Cloudera Manager feature zero-downtime rolling upgrades, but it also has a built in Upgrade Wizard to make upgrades simple and predictable.