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Accessing Cloud-Native Hadoop and Spark with Google Cloud Dataproc

  • February 14, 2018

big data can not lieLast year, Google supported the growth of the digital world once again by adding a new product to its range of impeccable data services on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Google Cloud Dataproc solution is an intuitive service that helps tech professionals to manage the Hadoop framework or Spark data processing engine on fully-managed services like Cloud Dataflow, or virtual machine engines.

According to the directors for the Google Cloud Platform, Dataproc users have the opportunity to orchestrate their data pipelines faster and more efficiently than ever - spinning up their Hadoop clusters in 90 seconds or less. This means that running your services is much faster than it would be anywhere else. What's more, Google makes the offering even more appealing by only charging its users a cent per virtual computer, per hour within the cluster. While that's the price on top of the standard fees of running your data storage and virtual machines through the Cloud, you can save on your computing costs by browsing through the Google framework for cheaper solutions.

The sheer speed of the Google Cloud Dataproc service opens a host of new solutions for today's users who need efficient development solutions. For example, you'll be able to set up ad-hoc clusters for your organization whenever they're needed and because the service is fully-managed, you don't need to worry about the complexity of handling administration either. In a world where one-size-fits-all solutions are a thing of the past, the Google Dataproc service could be a powerful solution for modern digital companies.

 

Understanding Cloud Dataproc: What Does It Mean to You?

In simple terms, Google Cloud Dataproc is a simple, efficient, and fully-managed service hosted on the cloud, that makes It easier to run Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark clusters in a more cost-efficient manner. With the help of the Google Cloud framework, the operations that used to take your days or hours could take a matter of minutes, or even seconds to complete. What's more, you only pay for the resources that you're using, so you don't have to worry as much about huge expenses.

The Cloud Dataproc service integrates seamlessly with other solutions on the Google Cloud Platform, which means that today's administrators can access a fully-functional platform for analytics, data processing, and machine learning purposes.

 

Key Features of Cloud Dataproc:

  • Complete Integration: Integration with other services on the GCP comes as standard, so you can use Dataproc alongside Stackdriver, BigTable, BigQuery, Cloud Storage, and more.

  • Automatic cluster management: With managed deployment, monitoring, and logging, you can maintain complete focus over your data, rather than simply working consistently on your clusters.

  • Accessibility: Clusters can run through a range of different master nodes and you can set job-lots to restart upon failure so that everything is available when you need it most.

  • Resizable clusters: You can create and scale your clusters faster than ever with a range of different disk sizes, virtual machine types, networking options and node numbers to choose from.

  • Versioning: The "image versioning" feature means that you can switch seamlessly between different versions of Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark when you need to most.

  • Developer Tools: There are a host of strategies available to help you manage your clusters, including a simplified Web UI, the Google REST APIs, SSH access, and the Google Cloud SDK too.

  • Manual or Automatic Configuration: Choose how you want to build your cluster solution, Google Cloud Dataproc can either automatically configure your software and hardware clusters on your behalf, or give you complete manual control.

  • Initialization Actions: Customize or install the libraries and settings you need when creating your clusters with Initialization actions.

  • Flexible Virtual Machines: Clusters on the Google Cloud Platform can use both preemptible virtual machines and custom machine types to ensure that you get the right size for your individual requirements.

 

The Benefits of Google Cloud Dataproc

In an environment where administrators from every industry are working with data that's bigger and more important than ever, Cloud Dataproc could be the solution for simple and straightforward cluster creation. Because the Google framework uses the standard Hadoop and Spark distributions available on the market today (with a few added extras) it's compatible with all of the current Apache products, and this means that you should be able to port the workflows you've already established into the Google system.

Some of the additional benefits of working with Dataproc include:

  • Affordable Pricing Model: Unlike other expensive solutions for development and business technology, Cloud Dataproc works on the low-cost principles embraced by the rest of the Google Cloud Platform. The service comes with a simple and effective pricing structure that's based on the features you use per second. You can also add "preemptible instances" into the mix to give yourself cheaper, but equally powerful clusters.

  • Flexible and Fast Data processing: In today's agile business environment, Google Cloud Dataproc allows you to create the clusters you need fast, and resize them according to your needs, so you don't have to worry about losing track of your data pipelines. Acting with your clusters takes a matter of seconds too - so you have more time to focus on developing the insights that matter to your industry.

  • Open ecosystem: Finally, the Hadoop and Spark ecosystems both come with a wide selection of documentation, libraries, and tools that are perfect for use with Google Dataproc. What's more, you can even move your existing projects over to the Google Cloud without wasting any of your work.

 

 

Are You Ready for Google Cloud Dataproc?

On a basic level, the Google Cloud Dataproc system allows developers to achieve a cheaper, faster, and easier solution for cluster management. With per-minute building, faster boot-up times, and plenty of capacity for any user, the Dataproc system is perfect for anyone who wants to tap into the full potential of their data clusters.

With Dataproc and the Google Cloud, you can keep your focus on "jobs" instead of clusters, and this makes it easier to enhance efficiency and productivity. Want to find out more? Reach out to the experts at Coolhead Teach today!

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