Cloudera Hadoop at Velocity

I was totally impressed with the Cloudera distribution of Hadoop – they clearly have the coolest bundle available. While watching the presentation, I whipped up a Chef Solo tarball that will install their Hadoop distribution for Ubuntu. First, make sure you have Chef installed, and then: chef-solo -r http://chef-solo-hadoop.s3.amazonaws.com/hadoop-cloudera-ubuntu.tar.gz And you are good to go!

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Opscode Announces $2.5 Million in Series A Round

OPSCODE ANNOUNCES $2.5 MILLION IN SERIES A ROUND Draper Fisher Jurvetson Leads Round in Infrastructure Automation Start-up Founded by Former Amazon.com Operations and Cloud Computing Experts SEATTLE, Wash – April 24, 2009 – Opscode, Inc., a cloud infrastructure automation company, today announced that it has closed its Series A round of $2.5 million led by […]

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Chef Cookbook for Rsyslog

Log management is an area of operations that is often sorely lacking. For Linux/Unix systems, log management is much easier with a centralized syslog server. Yet many organizations don't set one up. Oft-cited reasons are that Unix syslog is unreliable, insecure, or difficult to set up properly. However, some Linux distributions are starting to replace […]

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