Cloudera Announces New Observability Solution

The News: At The Six Five Summit, Cloudera announced the general availability of its new Cloudera Observability solution. Cloudera Observability is a telemetry-based support and monitoring tool that provides insights into applications, data, and infrastructure across public, private, and hybrid clouds. Find more information about Cloudera Observability here.

Cloudera Announces New Observability Solution

Analyst Take: The new Cloudera Observability solution, announced by Cloudera at The Six Five Summit, brings powerful new insights and monitoring to Cloudera customers. The SaaS tool utilizes telemetry data to provide visibility into the performance and health of the Cloudera environment, as well as provide financial governance and enhance the support process. The Cloudera Observability solution is available at no additional cost to Cloudera Data Platform customers in an essential version. A premium version that offers greater insights and automated actions is also available with an additional license. Cloudera Observability will initially support Spark, Hive, and Impala engines, with additional engine and platform support developed over time.

Cloudera Observability provides features across a wide range of areas to help customers monitor and optimize Cloudera Data Platform, including financial governance, system monitoring, service health monitoring, workload optimization, self-service analytics, and issue resolution.

I believe Cloudera Observability will be a powerful tool for helping Cloudera customers understand and manage their cloud costs. For AI and other large data workloads, infrastructure and service utilization – and the associated cost with such resources – can fluctuate dramatically. This can become even more difficult to track as resources are spread across multiple public clouds and on-premises. Cloudera Observability gives greater visibility into workload and resource utilization, health, and performance across hybrid cloud environments to help organizations better understand and manage their cloud costs.

I also believe Cloudera Observability will be a crucial tool for expediting the Cloudera support process. With access to live telemetry data, Cloudera support can efficiently pinpoint the root cause and respond to support requests without an additional back-and-forth process of requesting logs.

Looking forward, Cloudera is positioned to further enhance the capabilities of Cloudera Observability over time. While the initial capabilities of the solution are impressive, I see the power of Cloudera Observability truly living up to its potential as it becomes more predictive and more automated. As more focus on predictive capabilities are added, organizations can more accurately and efficiently plan ahead, while automation features can help further optimize operations. Cloudera has shared a number of product roadmap items including predictive tuning, automated metadata, intelligent troubleshooting, capacity and cost predictions, and more. While Cloudera customers have plenty to be excited about with this initial launch of Cloudera Observability, I believe these roadmap additions will unlock even greater potential for the solution.

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Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of The Futurum Group as a whole.

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Mitch comes to The Futurum Group through the acquisition of the Evaluator Group and is focused on the fast-paced and rapidly evolving areas of cloud computing and data storage. Mitch joined Evaluator Group in 2019 as a Research Associate covering numerous storage technologies and emerging IT trends.

With a passion for all things tech, Mitch brings deep technical knowledge and insight to The Futurum Group’s research by highlighting the latest in data center and information management solutions. Mitch’s coverage has spanned topics including primary and secondary storage, private and public clouds, networking fabrics, and more. With ever changing data technologies and rapidly emerging trends in today’s digital world, Mitch provides valuable insights into the IT landscape for enterprises, IT professionals, and technology enthusiasts alike.


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