Cloudera on Wednesday launched Cloudera Data Platform One, a new deployment option for customers of the vendor’s data lakehouse platform.
The data management vendor, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has offered the Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) since 2019. The platform combines data warehousing, machine learning, and analytics in a cloud-native environment that can be deployed on various public and private clouds.
CDP One represents the addition of a fully managed data lakehouse service, where Cloudera manages both compute and storage on behalf of users.
A data lakehouse is a service intended to combine the best elements of a traditional data warehouse with the flexibility of a data lake. Other vendors that offer fully managed data lakehouse services include Databricks, Dremio, and Google.
Before the launch of CDP One, Cloudera customers were responsible for provisioning and managing their own storage. With CDP One — referred to as a serverless offering — organizations now have the option of consuming the platform entirely as a service.
“We can [now] support a serverless [deployment] with CDP One in the same architecture, without changing the underlying design pieces for the entire platform,” Venkatesh said. “For us, it’s all about making sure that the workload happens at the right price point.”
Currently, CDP One is only available on AWS and does not have options for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Microsoft Azure.
Venkatesh, however, said that Cloudera recognizes the importance of supporting deployments on multiple clouds, given that many organizations don’t use AWS, or use more than one cloud for their data and analytics needs. As the service matures, Cloudera will look to support additional public clouds.
“The good news is that the underlying engine with CDP itself is very capable of supporting AWS, Azure, and GCP,” he said.
“Cloudera has responsibility for storing and managing the data with CDP One,” Venkatesh said. “We’re not just enabling processing of the data anymore. This means that we have to be cognizant of where the data is situated and what the regional considerations are for dealing with data privacy.”
Pricing for CDP One was not available at press time.