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Cray Inc.

November 19, 2014 03:01 ET

Cray Adds Cloudera Enterprise to Cray Urika-XA System

SEATTLE, WA and BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2014) - At the 2014 Strata + Hadoop World Barcelona conference, global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced that Cloudera Enterprise is now pre-integrated into Cray's new big data analytics appliance -- the Cray® Urika-XA™ system.

Cloudera Enterprise, the foundation for Cloudera's enterprise data hub offering, includes Cloudera's complete and tested distribution of Apache Hadoop™. It is the most widely adopted Hadoop-based platform in the world, with Cloudera being the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. The combination of Cray's turnkey analytics platform and Cloudera's popular Hadoop-based platform will give Cray Urika-XA customers the confidence to address mission critical, enterprise class analytics challenges.

"Enterprise big data customers want high performance, low total cost of ownership and enterprise-grade reliability when they implement big data analytics in production," said Ramesh Menon, Cray's vice president of analytics. "Pairing Cray's high performance computing technology attributes of the Urika-XA system with Cloudera's industry-leading Hadoop solution will elevate performance while providing support up and down the hardware and software stacks required by enterprise customers."

"We are excited about Cray's efforts to deliver the Urika-XA system with Cloudera Enterprise, bringing a unique high performance computing design to big data," said Tim Stevens, vice president, Corporate and Business Development, Cloudera. "The benefits of the Urika-XA form factor, integrated design and comprehensive support will provide real value to enterprise customers with a strong need for more scalable Hadoop."

The Cray Urika-XA system is a pre-integrated, open platform for high-performance big data analytics. The platform enables organizations to gain insight and capture business value rapidly through advanced analytics, using either the pre-configured Hadoop and Spark frameworks or user-installed analytic tools. The Urika-XA platform is engineered for superior performance on the most demanding analytic workloads, possessing a dense compute footprint of over 1,500 processor cores in a single rack, 38 TB of high-speed SSD storage, and InfiniBand interconnect. With its ability to support both low-latency and batch analytics, ease of management, and standards-based design, Urika-XA provides enterprises a multi-use, turnkey analytics environment at a low total cost of ownership.

The Cray Urika-XA system features up to 48 compute nodes with integrated SSDs in a single 42U rack, including Intel® Xeon® processors, an InfiniBand interconnect, and a Cray Sonexion® storage system. The software stack for the Urika-XA system includes Cloudera Enterprise, Apache Spark, Cray Adaptive Runtime for Hadoop and the Urika-XA management system.

For more information on the Cray Urika-XA system and please visit the Cray website at

About Cloudera
Cloudera is revolutionizing enterprise data management by offering the first unified Platform for Big Data, an enterprise data hub built on Apache Hadoop. Cloudera offers enterprises one place to store, access, process, secure, and analyze all their data, empowering them to extend the value of existing investments while enabling fundamental new ways to derive value from their data. Cloudera's open source Big Data platform is the most widely adopted in the world, and Cloudera is the most prolific contributor to the open source Hadoop ecosystem. As the leading educator of Hadoop professionals, Cloudera has trained over 27,000 individuals worldwide. Over 1,400 partners and a seasoned professional services team help deliver greater time to value. Finally, only Cloudera provides proactive and predictive support to run an enterprise data hub with confidence. Leading organizations in every industry plus top public sector organizations globally run Cloudera in production. Go to for more information.

About Cray Inc.
Global supercomputing leader Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) provides innovative systems and solutions enabling scientists and engineers in industry, academia and government to meet existing and future simulation and analytics challenges. Leveraging more than 40 years of experience in developing and servicing the world's most advanced supercomputers, Cray offers a comprehensive portfolio of supercomputers and big data storage and analytics solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability. Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market's continued demand for realized performance. Go to for more information.

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