Hadoop in the Cloud

UKCloud Health’s Hadoop in the Cloud is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) implementation of the open-source Hadoop data platform, built upon our secure, UK Government accredited Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments.

As the volume, velocity & variety of data organisations generate ever increases, they need to carefully balance the cost of retaining this data against the opportunity to exploit the potential value of Big Data. Hadoop offers economic data warehouse capabilities where all data is stored and accessible, whilst also offering Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) enabling various methods to analyse and interrogate the data.

Our solution enables organisations to rapidly deploy, experiment and prove the value of Hadoop-based solutions without having to invest in the cost, time and risk associated with purchasing and provisioning infrastructure, platforms and licenses

We believe in the massive potential that data-driven decisions have in improving healthcare outcomes. There are significant opportunities to connect and federate datasets, and to use emerging analytic solutions to derive new insight. But these analytic solutions require a significant platform. Our Hadoop in the Cloud service provides that platform at the highest levels of performance and security, without sacrificing the commercial benefits or flexibility of the cloud. You have a choice of Hortonworks or Cloudera-certified Hadoop clusters, each deployed on optimised multi-tenant infrastructure, with the following single-tenant elements:

  • Single-tenant cluster. Each customer is provisioned with their own isolated Hadoop environment – virtual master nodes, virtual slave nodes and virtual cluster managers aren’t shared with any other tenants.
  • Dedicated 1:1 mapping of slave nodes to directly attached physical drives helps increase overall HDFS performance, scalability and security.

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