by Adam Armstrong

News Bits: Cloudera, Supermicro, Oracle, Plugable, AWS, IGEL, Datera, & HiveIO

This week’s News Bits we look at a number of small announcements, small in terms of the content, not the impact they have. Cloudera adds support for Apache Flink. Supermicro Systems now certified with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. Plugable launches 512GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive. AWS Outposts available in more regions. IGEL expands alliance with Login VSI. Datera is now Veeam Ready. HiveIO releases Hive Fabric 8.0.

Cloudera Adds Support For Apache Flink

Cloudera announced that it has added support for Apache Flink in its Cloudera Streaming Analytics (CSA) Key features include:

  • Support for Flink 1.9.1 on YARN
  • Support for installing Flink on Cloudera managed clusters
  • Support for fully secure (TLS and Kerberos enabled) Flink cluster
  • Data sources reading from Kafka or HDFS
  • Pipeline definitions using Java DataStream and ProcessFunction APIs
  • Exactly-once processing
  • Event-time semantics
  • Data sinks writing to Kafka, HDFS and HBase
  • Integration with Cloudera Schema Registry for schema management and serialization / deserialization of streaming events


Supermicro Systems Now Certified For Oracle Linux & Oracle VM

Super Micro Computer, Inc. announced that it has expanded its relationship with Oracle by testing and certifying an extensive range of servers with Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Server for x86 (Oracle VM). These new units include the 1U/2U Ultra, BigTwin, 2U TwinPro, FatTwin, and 4-way and 8-way MP servers.

Supermicro Oracle Certified

Plugable Launches 512GB Thunderbolt 3 NVMe Drive

Plugable released a really fast portable drive a bit back in the Thunderbolt 3 NVMe Drive. We reviewed the drive here and found it to be a great portable drive for those that need a lot of speed for a good price. The issues to be aware of is that the cable is integrated and would render the device useless if damaged, and its lack of support for USB-C without Thunderbolt. The company has now released the same drive in a smaller capacity, 512GB, and $100 less.

Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD at Amazon

AWS Outposts Available In More Regions

AWS announced that its Outposts program is now available in more regions that include: Canada (Central), EU(London), EU(Paris), EU(Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), Asia (Hong Kong), and Asia (Singapore). AWS Outposts bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility, all with lower latency. As a bonus the solution is fully managed by AWS, and the physical infrastructure is delivered and installed by AWS. This means that users don’t have to worry about updates or patches as AWS operates and monitors its Outposts, saving on downtime and maintenance.

AWS Outposts

IGEL Expands Alliance With Login VSI

IGEL and Login VSI announce the integration of Login Enterprise (formerly Login PI) with IGEL OS 11.03. This will allow users to test from the same hardware and locations of their remote users. This integration is available now and can be accessed by the Login Enterprise Launcher in IGEL OS 11.03.


Datera Is Now Veeam Ready

Datera announced that it has achieved Veeam Ready designation. According to the company, this new development enables Datera and Veeam customers to enhance the availability and resilience of their Tier 1 block data in the kind of scale-out and scale across architectures that define hyperscale data operations.


HiveIO Releases Hive Fabric 8.0

HiveIO announced the latest version of its intelligent virtualization solution that provides high-performing, scalable technology that removes complexity in the data center, Hive Fabric 8.0. new features include:

  • Data Protection: In the event of a disaster, Hive Fabric 8.0 provides customers with the ability to back-up their storage locally or to a cloud provider platform, such as Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure. Integrating with cloud-based storage provides organizations with a new level of agility and time saved on data protection.
  • Hive Sense – Business Insight: Through increased visibility into the customer’s IT infrastructure, administrators can now analyze their application environment for license inefficiencies by monitoring how various applications are being used, without additional third-party products. For example, a customer can track how many licenses are actually being used for a specific application, leading to potential savings in overall licensing costs.
  • User Interface: HiveIO analyzed how current users operated their Hive Fabric user interface (UI) to launch an updated version in 8.0. To further improve the end-user admin experience, operations have been increasingly simplified and real-time information and virtual desktop insights are now shown through the administrator’s dashboard. This update in visibility allows customers to spend more time on the work that matters to them and their audiences, tending to patients, educating students, and developing new solutions for their business.


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