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Hadoop Orchestration Lands In Cisco Tidal

hadoopCisco is expanding its Tidal Enterprise Scheduler technology in a new release that takes aim at Big Data workloads. The latest version of the software, Tidal Enterprise Scheduler 6.1, includes Hadoop capabilities, a self-service portal for scheduling jobs and mobile apps for accessing the workload scheduling system.

Cisco in 2009 acquired Tidal Software, a provider of application automation and application management solutions, for $105 million. While the Tidal Enterprise suite has been enhanced to work with Cisco's UCS server gear, it works with other kit as well.

Wayne Greene, Director of Product Management & Business Development, Cloud & System Management Technology Group at Ciscosaid that Tidal has a wide array of customers.

"In order to be a credible software vendor, you have to support everybody's hardware," Green told InternetNews. "While this new release has a strong UCS linkage, I imagine that we will have customers that will use our Hadoop adapters on other hardware platforms."

Better Together

While Greene said Tidal is agnostic in terms of working on server vendor platforms, he stressed that the Cisco UCS platform offers customers additional benefits for scalability and manageability of the server hardware.

"It's a better together story, but we have many of our customers that haven't moved to UCS that will continue to leverage Tidal software to run workloads," he said.

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Cisco Tidal Takes on Big Data

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.