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Experience your data. Your way. Cloudera SDX is a powerful software framework that makes multi-function data apps easier to develop, less expensive to deploy and more secure. Only SDX delivers a shared data experience that works for your data, your apps, and your people — your way.

Built for the enterprise, optimized for the cloud

Data applications in the cloud are often transient, siloed, run on isolated infrastructure, and at the mercy of isolated security policies and metadata context.

Cloudera Shared Data Experience, or SDX, is a powerful framework that mitigates those issues. It simplifies the development and deployment of multi-function applications in the cloud without sacrificing centralized security, governance, and metadata management traditionally associated with on-premises deployments.

Available on-premises, for your cloud-based applications, and now in the public cloud as a managed service, SDX puts your data to work where and when your people need it, with:

  • Shared catalog: Defines and preserves structure and business context of data for new applications and partner solutions
  • Unified security: Protects sensitive data with consistent controls for both transient and recurring workloads
  • Consistent governance: Enables safe self-service access to all relevant data and increases compliance
  • Easy workload management: Increases user productivity and boosts job predictability
  • Flexible ingestion and replication: Aggregates a single copy of all data, provides disaster recovery, and eases migration

Cloudera Enterprise: Stateful context, shared experience.

Cloudera SDX diagram showing combined data

Today’s highest-value machine learning and analytics use cases rely on a variety of data capabilities, working in concert to combine data from different sources into a single coherent picture. The ability to combine data from different sources is where other data management platforms fall short. At Cloudera, it’s where we start.

With SDX, we unify data management for all your data, with the stateful data context required to orchestrate multi-function analytic applications on-premises and in the cloud with a consistent shared data experience.

Data catalog

Unify data management operations anywhere and everywhere, quickly discover relevant data, and drive self-service with a shared catalog that puts all data in context, even for transient environments.

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Unified security

Standardize and enforce granular, role-based security policies and auditing across analytics applications, clusters, and environments; and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive or restricted data.

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Consistent governance

Enable self-service, reduce your risk of noncompliance, and support the multi-disciplinary analytic workloads of today and tomorrow with shared governance, lineage, and auditing throughout the Cloudera platform.

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Easy workload management

Provision, monitor, control, and optimize workloads with shared operations. Launch and run multi-tenant clusters in your data center, and permanent or transient clusters in public cloud; and ensure application stability with consistent, easy-to-use tooling.

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Flexible ingest and replication

Connect diverse data sources, provide backup and DR across hybrid- and multi-cloud environments, and migrate data on demand.

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Bring your favorite Cloudera-certified applications to the cluster for data integration, ETL, BI, analytics, and much more.

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Introducing Altus SDX: Shared services for
cloud-based analytics

Cloudera Altus is the first and only machine learning and analytics platform as a service (PaaS) built with a shared data catalog and context, available as a managed service through Cloudera’s Shared Data Experience (SDX).

Cloudera Altus SDX is a set of powerful shared services that helps companies lower cost, reduce risk, and bring new analytics applications to market more quickly. House-brand cloud services redundantly copy data to various silos for processing or analytics, and crucial metadata is often lost in transient environments. Altus SDX preserves business metadata and policies, making it easier to deliver complex machine learning and analytics applications in the cloud.

Previously available only in enterprise on-premises deployments and as a self-managed architecture, Altus SDX now provides the shared governance, data catalog, and management advantages of SDX for public cloud deployments without any infrastructure oversight on your part.

Every service on Altus—Altus Data Engineering, Altus Data Warehouse, and the forthcoming Altus Data Science—shares access to the same data and data context. No replication, no inconsistencies, just one source of data for all services. 


How to build multi-disciplinary analytics applications on a shared data platform


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